The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to undergo an independent medical examination.
Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the IPOB leader underwent a medical examination in an unnamed hospital in Abuja on Friday.
According to a statement by Ejiofor:
“We are pleased to inform you that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu met with his choice personal physician yesterday (Friday) in a hospital in Abuja, outside the facility of the State Security Service (SSS).
“As part of the protocol, I witnessed the consultation. The medical examination was seamless and productive, and he (Kanu) will be progressing to the next stage soon.”
Kanu has been incarcerated by the DSS since June 2021, when he was arrested and repatriated from Kenya.
While in custody, Kanu repeatedly asked for an independent medical examination of his health condition.