Mike Ozekhome, SAN, lead counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, has asked the Department of State Services to allow two medical doctors access to his client on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
He claims that the demand became necessary since Kanu’s recognised medical doctor, Cfine Okorochukwu, is now out of the country.
Ozekhome made the request in a letter to the Director-General of the DSS, obtained by AF24NEWS in Abuja on Monday, and addressed to the Director of Legal Department.
The letter was titled, “Request to allow the below medical doctors access to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, for a personal interface.”
Ozekhome said, “We remain solicitors to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (our client), and on whose definite instructions, we write as follows:
“Recall that at our joint meeting with the Director of the Legal Department and the in-house medical personnel of the Service which was held on June 3, 2023, it was agreed that our client’s medical doctor should be permitted to see him for an initial medical review before proceeding with the surgical procedure on his left ear at a date to be agreed upon.
“Our client’s known medical doctor, Dr Cfine Okorochukwu, is presently out of the country, hence the need to introduce new medical personnel of his choice.
“The said medical doctors need to personally meet with our client for a formal engagement since he would be meeting them for the first time ever.
“It will be after this initial interface with our client that the doctors will revert to us before a date is scheduled for a formal meeting for the medical review with your in-house medical doctors.
“It is against the backdrop of the foregoing that we respectfully request that the herein-named medical doctors, to wit: Dr Uche Ukwuije and Dr David Obasi Ukoha, be allowed access to our client for a formal engagement meeting.
“The aforementioned doctors have confirmed their availability for the visit on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.”