Prince Kanu, younger brother of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that Department of State Services (DSS) officers removed food from his brother being held in their custody.
Kanu is currently being held in DSS facilities by order of the Federal High Court headed by Justice Binta Nyako in Abuja on the treason charges brought against him by the Nigerian government.
However, Prince revealed the alleged suffering the DSS inflicted on his brother after his visit on Monday.
In a Twitter post seen by SaharaReporters, Prince also mentioned that Kanu was also denied his medical report, despite having his blood samples taken 21 times.
Prince was on a routine visit to the detained separatist leader.
The pro-Biafra leader regretted the action of the DSS despite several court decisions ordering the Nigerian government to make the medical report available to him.
The younger brother’s statement read in part: ‘I have just visited Alpha Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the Department of State Security Services in Abuja. During my interaction with him, he told me that he had been starved since yesterday.
“As if that weren’t enough, the DSS had also denied him his medical report after drawing his blood more than 21 times. They continuously disobeyed all court orders.
In the same message, Kanu’s special adviser, Aloy Ejimakor, also condemned the despicable action of the secret police for treating his client inhumanely.
Ejimakor wrote: “Starving a detainee is an act of TORTURE. It’s illegal and immoral too. Any nation that tolerates this has diminished its sovereign right to incarceration.