The Department of State Services, DSS has entered into a tactical battle with detained self-acclaimed leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has it has stopped him from signing papers approving British Lawyers from defending him in court.
One of his Nigerian based lawyers, Aloy Ejimako, said on Monday that the DSS has stopped his client from signing a consular assistance form by the United Kingdom.
Recall that following the re-arrest and repatriation of the Biafra freedom fighter back to the country recently, the British High Commission had offered to extended consular assistance to the fugitive.
Kanu who is a dual citizen of both British and Nigeria is currently been detained in the custody of the Nigerian secret police.
The British embassy in Nigeria had announced interest in the case following Kanu’s letter to the British Government demanding his unconditional release as he avowed that he was kidnapped, drug and given inhuman treatment before he was brought to Nigeria.
He has been scheduled to resume his trial on July 26 after jumping bail in 2017.
Kanu was supposed to have returned the forms last Thursday to the British embassy in Abuja for processing with his British Lawyers.
Patmos Media cannot state categorically whether the Lawyers will still make appearances on July 26 and sign the forms there where the DSS may not be able to prevent the signing.