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Nnamdi Kanu enjoys full luxury in custody – DSS

The Department of State Services has countered claim of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu being maltreated in its custody.

Recall that the seperatist leader filed a lawsuit against against the Attorney General of the Federation AGF, the Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami SAN and the Department of State Service DSS (DSS) on Monday December 13.

Kanu is seeking for an order from the Federal High court in Abuja to compel the DSS to allow him access food, medical care and clothes of his choice. He stated that despite an order of the court, he has neither been allowed to have a change of clothing nor practice his religion in detention.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday December 14, DSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya stated that Kanu enjoys the best treatment in custody which is obtainable anywhere in the country.

Describing claim of the IPOB leader being starved as “fallacious”, Afunanya added that adequate attention is paid to Kanu’s health and he is allowed to practice his religion.

He said;

“The service denies all the inciting allegations by IPOB and state that Nnamdi Kanu is not in a anyway maltreated in custody.

“Accusation of maltreatment negate the services standard operation procedure on the implementation of rights of a suspect.

“Nnamdi Kanu enjoys full luxury in the holding facility in comparable of any of it type any where in the country. He is accorded full rights and privileges. He is never denied his rights of worship of freedom from his religious practice.

“Adequate attention is paid to Kanu’s health. He has unhindered access to the best medical care and doctors.

“The story of Kanu being starved is fallacious. He could not have been starved as he enjoys meals of his choice. That he is not allowed change of clothing is also false. He is regularly allowed change of clothing as against what is presented to the public by IPOB propagandists.

“It is unfortunate that some elements decided to use outright misinformation to represent the state of affairs.”

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