“Nnamdi Kanu may go blind if nothing is done urgently’ Ozekhome says

“Nnamdi Kanu may go blind if nothing is done urgently’ Ozekhome says


Mike Ozekhome, the lead counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu says his client’s sight continued to get bad do daily.

Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Service since he was arrested in Kenya in June 2021.

Ozekhome said the IPOB leader may go blind if nothing is done immediately to quicken his sight.

The human rights lawyer, who recently took over the defence team of the IPOB leader made this known during the hearing of Kanu’s case at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Ozekhome narrated how Kanu’s pair of eyeglasses was confiscated when he was initially arrested by DSS operatives in 2015.

The lawyer said the new glasses Kanu bought have also been seized from him by DSS operatives.

He said,

“My lord, since 2015, his glasses were taken from him.

“The one he wore before his extraordinary rendition from Kenya was also taken from him.

“Till now, he does not have glasses to wear and his sight is deteriorating.

“My Lord we do not want the Defendant to go blind, that is why we have decided to bring it to the attention of the court.”


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