Details of Ozekhomeʼs visit to Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody

Nnamdi Kanu and his lawyers

ABUJA — A senior advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, on Monday, December 19, visited Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Kanu, who is facing criminal charges, is currently in the custody of Nigeria's secret police force called the Department of State Services (DSS).

On a visit to the DSS detention facility in Abuja on Monday, Ozekhome who is the lead counsel for the detained IPOB leader briefed him on the status of the appeal filed before the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The human rights activist also discussed with Kanu the further steps being taken to secure his unconditional release.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer who disclosed details of the visit in a statement he signed on Monday, said a more detailed update would be given after the next visit on Thursday.

He confirmed that the self-determination activist is strong despite health problems in custody.

Kanu who calls for independent state known as Biafra, was seized in Kenya and unlawfully extradited to Nigeria. Court of Appeal had acquitted him and ordered for his release but the Nigerian government refused to obey the judgment, stating that the IPOB leader have other case to answer.