Kanu’s brother, Emmanuel Kanu, claimed that the DSS denied the IPOB leader access to visitors to prevent them from knowing the current status of “his deteriorating health condition”.
The IPOB leader has been languishing in DSS custody in Abuja despite courts ordering his release.
DSS had locked up the IPOB leader following his rearrest in Kenya and subsequent extraordinary rendition to Nigeria in June 2021.
Following his return, an Abuja Federal High Court had ordered the secret police to allow the Biafra agitator access to family members and lawyers twice a week.
However, Emmanuel lamented that the secret police has refused to allow Kanu access to visitors.
According to Emmanuel, the action of the DSS was suspicious.
“DSS is stopping my brother’s visitors from seeing him, which is another flagrant disregard of a subsisting court order and their effort to conceal my brother’s deteriorating health condition.
“For me, DSS has become a private security company where the authority manages it as his personal family business. I’m yet to know why my brother is still currently in detention against.