Kanu’s Request for Medical Treatment Approved by Court


Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court has granted Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), access to medical care. This means that Kanu can now apply for an order that will allow him to see his doctors without any restrictions.

In a lawsuit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/2341/2022, Kanu stated that he needed his doctors to conduct an independent examination to determine his health status. He also requested that the Department of State Service (DSS) provide him with various medical records, such as admission records, laboratory test results, and clinical findings.

Kanu’s ex parte application, among other things, sought an order granting him the right to “apply for judicial review in the form of an order of mandamus, compelling the respondents to allow him unhindered access to his medical doctors to enable them to conduct an independent examination of his present deteriorating health condition.” This request was based on the provisions of section 7 of the Anti-Torture Act, 2017, and was previously ordered by Justice BFM Nyako on October 21, 2021.

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