Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has demanded the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News recalls that Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead lawyer to the IPOB leader, had alleged that security Operatives attached to the Department of State Services were patronizing a substandard local chemist shop to buy drugs for Kanu, who is said to be suffering from excruciating pains occasioned by gastro-intestine disorder.
Speaking on Kanu’s condition the group urged the president to keep to the promise he made at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, New York, and respect the rule of law as it concerns Nnamdi Kanu.
They warned that should anything unpleasant happen to the Abia-born agitator, it would spell doom for the country.
HURIWA’s boss, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement, said Buhari should effect the release of Kanu on bail based on the deteriorating health of the IPOB leader.
HURIWA said, “The odious report coming from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lead counsel about his client’s condition in the custody of the Department of State Services is disturbing and alarming altogether.
“There is the need for rule of law, an end to the crude and primitive treatment of detainees, and the release of Kanu on health grounds to stave off the unprecedented consequences of anything happening to him in detention, such as death given his near-messianic support base globally.”
The group noted that the popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho was granted bail in Benin Republic on health grounds and wondered why the Federal High Court in Abuja is not considering the IPOB’s leader bail.