Court Grants Kanu’s Request For Medical Care
Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court had granted the application of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to access medicare.
Subsequent upon this development, the embattled Kanu can now apply for an order of mandamus compelling the Department of State Service (DSS) to allow him to have unhindered access to his doctors.
In a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 2341/2022, Kanu said he would need his doctors to conduct an independent examination to ascertain his state of health.
Kanu listed some of the records he would require from the DSS to include his admission records, medical and clinical notes, nursing notes, observation charts and documentation during treatment or stay-in-hospital, laboratory test results, pharmaceutical records, radiological scans, images and reports, blood transfusion records, physiotherapy and rehabilitative treatment records, clinical findings, as well as diagnosis and treatment prescribed records.
The ex parte application among others sought an order granting him leave to, “apply for judicial review in the form of an order of mandamus, compelling the respondents to allow him unhindered access to his medical doctors to enable them to conduct an independent examination of his present deteriorating health condition, as earlier ordered by the Federal High Court, Abuja, Coram, Hon. Justice BFM Nyako, on October 21, 2021; and as required by the express provisions of section 7 of the Anti-Torture Act, 2017.”
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