In a case that was brought by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), requesting access to his medical records and medical doctor for the purpose of receiving a second opinion on his health, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has set July 20 as the date for rendering a verdict in the case.
After Kanu’s attorney, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and the attorney for the Department of State Services (DSS), A.M. Danlami, adopted their respective processes and presented their arguments for and against the complaint, Justice Binta Nyako decided on the date to set the trial for.
Ozekhome used his method in an application for a mandamus order to compel the DSS to let Kanu have unrestricted access to his medical doctor, as well as to other individuals.
In the lawsuit that bears the number FHC/ABJ/CS/ 2341/2022, Kanu is asking the court for an order granting him unhindered access to his medical doctors so that they can conduct an independent examination of his deteriorating health condition. This was previously ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja in October 2021, and it is required by the provisions of Section 7 of the Anti-Torture Act, 2017. Kanu’s lawsuit can be found here.
However, the counsel for DSS, Danlami, argued against the application by pointing out that the documents show Kanu is in a stable clinical condition.
He urged the court to disregard Kanu’s appeal for the sake of both justice and the safety of the nation.