The leader of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB — Nnamdi Kanu has reportedly sued the Department of State Service — DSS over violation of his fundamental human rights.
In the new suit, Nnamdi Kano claims that an unknown medical doctor who is allegedly working for DSS has extracted his blood samples over 21 times.
He also said that the DSS has denied him access to medical facility and material for the practice of his religion.
Mr Kanu therefore urged the court to order the DSS to immediately allow” him access to “medical facility and material for the practice of his religion.
“An order of this court directing the Respondents to immediately allow the Applicant to appointing an independent Medical Practitioner of his choice from a certified government hospital to review the Applicant’s medical files.
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“The respondents (DSS and AGF) have deprived the applicant access to facility and material to practice his faith and ultimately prevented the Applicant from praying and/or practicing his faith, and the aforesaid constitute a breach of the Applicant’s right to practice his religion.
“The applicant is a Nigerian citizen who is entitled to the enjoyment of the fundamental rights enshrined in chapter 4 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and Article 5 and 8 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and enforcement) Act Cap A9 Vol. 1 LFN.
“The applicant’s right not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment and torture/humiliation is enshrined in Section 34(1)(a) Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended and Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and People Rights (Ratification and enforcement) Act Cap A9 Vol. 1 LFN,” the affidavit read in part.