Officials of the Department of State Service, on Thursday, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, allegedly denied human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, access to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, despite granting him a formal invitation.
This was made known in a statement shared on his X (formerly Twitter) account on Thursday.
Sharing a document listing Sowore among those expected to visit Kanu on Thursday, Sowore said, “Visitation to Nnamdi Kanu botched by DSS #FreeNnamdiKanuNow I spent several hours at the
OfficialDSSNG headquarters in Abuja, I was invited by Onyendu #MaziNnamdiKanu to pay him a visit in custody.
“However, after hours of rigmarole, the DSS told me I can’t see him today. This is the second time I am being denied lawfully ordered visitation to Mazi since his illegal abduction from Kenya.
“The #officialABATregime continues to demonstrate intolerance towards lawful agitation for self-determination. Tinubu is not different from #MBuhari. #Revolutionnow.”
Sowore was denied access to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, despite granting him a formal invitation in September 2022.
Kanu was arrested on October 14, 2015, on an 11-count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others.
The IPOB leader is being prosecuted over an allegation of treasonable felony preferred against him by the Federal Government.
He is facing seven counts after eight counts were struck out by the court.