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Kanu seeks transfer to Kuje prison from DSS custody



Nnamdi Kanu has been detained by DSS

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has urged the Federal High Court to send him to Kuje prison.

He claimed that the Department of State Services did not have a medical facility to treat him and that there was a conspiracy to kill him while in DSS custody.

He said, “People will come to see me; they will not allow them. They don’t have a medical facility. I have congestive heart failure. They are patching me up.

“My foot is swollen. I asked them to conduct surgery, and they said they couldn’t. There is a conspiracy to die in detention. I want to be transferred to Kuje.”

Kanu was denied bail by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

The court, however, ordered an accelerated hearing of the case involving the embattled IPOB leader, who is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony.

Kanu, who was brought to court on Tuesday, has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest in June 2021.