Against the reported ill-health of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the DSS custody, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Wednesday, warned against his possible death in detention.
Kanu is facing charges bothering on running the Indigenous People of Biafra, which is proscribed in Nigeria, as well as jumping bail in 2017.
Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lawyer, had tweeted that, “‘Kanu is currently suffering from gastro intestinal illness, which necessitates the constant use of antacids and other available medical treatments.
“The DSS has refused to allow him to have even the smallest amount of the prescribed painkiller, which could have given him short-term respite. The DSS has repeatedly treated the existing court order—which specifically directed that Nnamdi Kanu be granted access to his doctor for an independent review/investigation of his current health status—with the utmost contempt and disdain.”
Ohanaeze reminded the federal government that Kanu’s agitation for Biafra was a result of FG’s wrong treatment of the South-East region of Nigeria.
A reaction from Ohanaeze read, “The above report should be very worrisome to any fair-minded patriotic Nigerian because it is self-evident that the Nnamdi Kanu phenomenon is a product of circumstances.
“It is the effect of the orchestrated alienation of the South East from the centres of power in Nigeria, especially since the onset of President Buhari’s administration.
“Kanu’s case requires political solution. The federal government should embrace the values of justice, equity and fairness in their true sense for real peace, progress, unity and development to thrive in Nigeria.
“How can the Igbo youth feel comfortable with the lopsided appointment of about 16 service chiefs to the deliberate exclusion of the entire South East of Nigeria?
“How can the youth condone the outrageous doormat treatment where of all the die-hard APC supporters of President Buhari from the South East, none of them is qualified to serve as a minister in the grade ‘A’ ministry, such as Works, Agriculture, Power, Health, Education, etc?
“The latest political recrudescence is the outright conspiracy against the South East when it was clear to all that it is the turn of the South East to produce a president for Nigeria.
“The only living legend among those that fought for the Nigerian independence and minister of aviation in the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, presented the request to President Buhari when he visited Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, as his last wish.
“Mbazulike had also met President Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja, for the same reason. Why deny Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the necessary access to a medical doctor? This is very curious and raises a lot of questions.
“The incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu has rather contributed to the enormity of insecurity in the South East, and one wonders what will happen if by the utter carelessness, negligence or unnecessary victimization, something untoward happens to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The civilised world are watching!”