Lead Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Friday said a judicial process has been instituted against the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow access to his client.
Ejiofor had on Thursday alleged that the DSS denied him access his client.
This, he had said, was in violation of an order of Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
In a statement on his Facebook wall on Friday, he said, “A judicial process towards compelling the Director General of the State Security Services’ obedience to the positive Order of Court, has just been activated.
“There must be consequences for flouting a Court Order. It is our right as lawyers, to visit our client wherever he is kept, and that Constitutional Right has further been fortified by the order made by His Lordship Hon. Justice Nyako, allowing us access to our client-Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We shall and must certainly visit and see our client-Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, otherwise, you let him off the hook and hand him over to us.
“We are law abiding citizens and shall be seen at all times, to operate within the ambits/dictates of law. This is why we are back to explore judicial remedies available to us in the circumstance of this gross violation of a subsisting Court Order by the Department of State Security Services.
“I want to appeal to all and sundry, that in as much as we are in charge of this case, we should be given the benefit of doubt, and allowed to take advantage of the law, now tilting in our favour.
“We have passed through this hurdle in 2015, and successfully but victoriously scaled through. This path is no longer a strange route. We are very much familiar with it.