The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to undergo an independent medical examination.

Nnamdi Kanu

Was Nnamdi Kanu Released After Medical Check-Up? DSS Clears Air

Abuja, FCT – Nnamdi Kanu, the head of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is still being held by the Department of State Services (DSS).

According to a source close to the DSS, the agency gave Kanu’s doctors access on Sunday, July 30, in accordance with a Federal High Court judgment, but Kanu remained in the agency’s custody at the time.

Kanu’s lawyer confirms embattled IPOB leader has returned to DSS custody

Counsel for the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told The Punch in a phone conversation on Sunday that Kanu, who has been in detention since 2021, had access to his personal physicians and had been taken back into the DSS custody.

“He has been attended to, and after preliminary examinations, he was taken back.”

The lawyer, however, declined further comments on his health conditions, among others.

DSS releases IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu for medical examination after court’s order

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, said the separatist leader has finally undergone his medical examination at his choice facility.

Ejiofor, in a statement weekend, said Kanu went through the medical examination in an unnamed hospital in Abuja on Friday, July 28.

Ejiofor revealed that the meeting between his client and his personal doctor(s) took place outside the facility of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Nnamdi Kanu orders Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa to end sit-at-home, gives reason

Kanu ordered Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa, to put an end to all the sit-at-home orders in the southeast.

Kanu warned Ekpa “to make a public announcement to the effect that he (Ekpa) is in receipt of a direct order from him (Kanu) to cancel any pending sit-at-home in place at the moment”.

He gave the order in a handwritten letter authorised to his special counsel, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor.