Mr. Maxwell Opara has alleged in his suit filed on behalf of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, that his client’s blood sample has been taken way more than necessary – over 21 times.
He also stated that his client despite a court order has not been allowed to have a change of clothes.
The Director General of the DSS, and the Attorney General of the Federation have both been cited as respondents in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1585/21.
“The Respondents have deprived the Applicant access to facility and material to practice his faith and ultimately prevented the Applicant from praying and/or practicing his faith, and the aforesaid constitute a breach of the Applicant’s right to practice his religion.
“The Respondents subjected the Applicant to solitary confinement which is a form of mental and physical torture and as such subjects the Applicant to inhumane and degrading treatment and in turn constitutes a violation of Section 34(1)(a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended and Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and People Rights (Ratification and enforcement) Act Cap A9 Vol. 1 LFN.
“The Respondents have no justification to have subjected the Applicant to indignity, humiliation, mental torture and inhumane and degrading treatment.
“An order of this court directed the Respondents to immediately remove the Applicant from solitary confinement,” Mr Maxwell Opara said.