IPOB: Security Operatives Bar Ifeanyi Uba from Court Premises


Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ubah has been denied access to the Federal High Court, Abuja by security operatives.

Given the massive security cordon around the court premises, the Senator was forced to trek long distances to gain access to the court premises. This proved abortive as he was denied access on the three entrance routes he explored.

Not even the fact that he identified himself as a Senator of the Federal Republic and showed the operatives his pending application requesting for an order of the court to visit Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS detention could sway the security operatives who said they were acting on superior orders.

As at press time, Senator Ubah is still attempting to access the court premises to ensure that his pending application is heard by the court.

It is recalled that Senator Ubah had filed an application to visit Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, having been denied access on two occasions by the DSS to discuss with the IPOB Leader on his trial and his condition in detention among others.

Ubah, who is also the candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the November 6 Anambra Governorship Election, said he filed the application so that an order of the court could be obtained to direct the DSS allow him access to the detainee.

The lawmaker, in a motion on notice with suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 dated and filed on Oct. 15 by his counsel, Agugoesi Ikem, sought three orders.

He said as a senator from the zone, he took it upon himself to carry out his oversight legislative functions to visit the Kanu at the detention facility to ascertain from him “if he is involved in any way in what is happening in the South East.

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“AN ORDER of this Honourable Court granting Leave to Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah to visit the Defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, as part of his oversight legislative function.

“AN ORDER of this Honourable court directing the Complainant and/or the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow the said Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah access to their detention facility for purposes of visiting the Defendant, Nnamdi Kanu.

“AND OTHER ORDERS OR FURTHER ORDERS as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circ instances of the case.”



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