Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has filed a fresh suit against the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of the State Services (DSS).
He accused them of denying him his fundamental human rights in the fresh suit filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
He is praying for an order of the court to compel the DSS to allow him access to food, medical care, and cloth of his choice.
The fresh suit dated December 13, 2021 and marked FHC/ABJ/CS1585/2021, was filed on his behalf by a legal practitioner, Maxwell Okpara.
The IPOB leader is equally seeking an order of the court compelling the DSS to allow him to arrange food for himself at his own expense.
He argued though he is facing a criminal trial, the law still presumes him innocent until the contrary is proven.
Kanu complained bitterly of alleged solitary confinement at DSS custody and urged the court to order his relocation to the Kuje Correctional Center in Abuja.
In a 10-paragraph affidavit in support of the suit and deposed to by one Emmanuel Kanu, the detainee claimed that despite a repeated court order, he is still being prevented from enjoying quality medical care.
Date for the hearing of the suit is yet to be fixed.