Separatist figure Simon Ekpa, widely known for his involvement in the Biafra agitation, has requested that the Department of State Security (DSS) reconsider its decision and allow the two doctors, who were previously denied access, to see Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
It should be noted that last week, the DSS rejected the presence of an independent medical team brought in by Kanu’s family members and close associates. This came despite the clearance given by the DSS’s medical unit to the two doctors who intended to treat Kanu’s deteriorating ear condition.
In response to these events, Ekpa, a lawyer from Finland and the Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic in Exile (BRGIE) released a statement on his official Twitter handle. He called upon the DSS to allow the doctors to attend to Nnamdi Kanu. Furthermore, he expressed his condemnation of the actions of certain expelled IPOB members who sought to hinder the process.
“Having gone through what the expelled criminals in IPOB are writing against @AloyEjimakor and MNK siblings, there’s a need to clarify that the two Doctors’ visitation for which Barr Aloy Ejimakor wrote the letter of introduction was part of the broader efforts aimed at arranging the ear surgery and other urgent medical care for Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by Doctors chosen by MNK himself.
“Again, it was Onyendu that chose these Doctors, not Ejimakor, not Kanunta or Fine Boy, and this is not the first time. Sometime in August last year, another Doctor determined by Onyendu was also denied visitation at the last minute. Still, Barr Ejimakor persisted by getting the Doctor to write an independent medical opinion, a master stroke.
“All these are in the public domain, and Chinasa Nworu, Chika Edozie, and Co. know this. They also know that nobody, including the DSS, is arranging surgery for Onyendu to be performed by DSS Doctors and that the DSS does not even have a hospital, not to talk of qualified surgeons.
“Yet, the expelled criminals Chinasa and DOS persist in blackmailing the EJIMAKOR and Kanu family with cheap lies that they are arranging for DSS Doctors to do surgery on MNK. The two doctors did not go to the DSS to do surgery on Onyendu but to examine him and come up with recommendations for the surgery to be done at a hospital chosen by Onyendu and by Doctors chosen by him. Anybody who continues to believe this hate campaign and lies against Ejimakor and Kanu’s family must have his head examined. It needs to be made clear that the expelled DOS has no right to choose Doctors for Onyendu. It’s only Onyendu that has that exclusive right.
“What the DOS and Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor have done by blocking these two Doctors will now delay the time for getting the surgery done (it is one of their highest sabotage of Onyendu’s health).
The Doctors recommendation could also be used to demand Onyendu’s release for the surgery, depending on the Doctor’s advice. But these expelled criminals, DOS people, and Ejiofor, have ruined everything. A DSS dungeon is not a hospital or clinic. We, therefore, demand the DSS to, with immediate effect, readmit these Doctors and arrange for them to visit MNK as they are his choice of Doctors and he knows them”, he wrote.