Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has asked Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja to jail the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, for snubbing court orders granting Nnamdi Kanu maximum comfort in detention, change of clothing, among other things.
HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘HURIWA Asks Court To Jail DSS DG For Contemp Over Alleged Maltreatment Of Nnamdi Kanu’.
Justice Nyako had on December 2, 2021, while adjourning the trial of Kanu till January 18, 2022, ordered that the Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Kanu should be given maximum comfort possible in detention, be allowed a change of clothing, be allowed free practice of his Jewish faith including access to his Jewish religious materials, allowed to receive any visitor of his choice, and allowed to mingle freely with other inmates in DSS custody.
However, Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Monday said he visited Kanu in DSS custody, and that the secret are flouting the orders of Justice Nyako.
Reacting, HURIWA said, “The rule of law must be observed in all our dealings and we must impress it on the governments at all levels to actively toe the path.
“All binding court orders must be obeyed. Nobody, irrespective of his or her position, will be allowed to toy with court judgments.
“HURIWA strongly canvasses that the court should do the needful by sending the head of the DSS to jail for treating the order of the competent court of law with contempt and absolute disrespect.”