The co-convener of Concerned Nigerians advocacy group, Deji Adeyanju, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of torturing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, in custody.
Recall that Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria last Sunday.
He was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date.
In a series of posts on his Twitter page, the former PDP member claimed that the rearrested IPOB leader is being tortured, blindfolded for many hours, left on the floor in a cold air-conditioned room.
Deji Adeyanju urged Kanu’s lawyers to pray the court to transfer the IPOB leader to a prison facility during his next adjourned date.
He wrote: “Kanu’s lawyers must insist that he be transferred from DSS custody to prison on the next court date to stop the violations of his rights.
“They have also denied him access to his lawyers and family members. This is another major human right violation.
“They are torturing Nnamdi Kanu. They blindfold him for many hours, leave him on the floor in a cold air-conditioned room and subject him to all forms of degrading treatments.
“This is grave violation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News