The Nigerian government has been sued by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, over his continued detention at the headquarters of the Department of State Services.
The IPOB leader was reportedly arrested in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria to face treason charges.
A Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Binta Nyako, had asked him to be remanded at the DSS custody.
The IPOB leader is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him over his agitation for the Republic of Biafra.
Kanu in a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, prayed for a court order “directing the transfer of the Applicant from the custody of the National Headquarters of the State Security Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, where he was initially detained before he was granted bail, pending the determination of the charge.”
His lawyer also sought an “An order of this Honourable Court directing the Defendant/Applicant’s custodian, to grant access to his medical experts/doctors to carry out a comprehensive independent medical examination of the defendant/applicant’s health condition/status, while in custody.”