Kanu’s Wife Hails Ubah For Facilitating Her Visit To Husband In DSS Custody

Kanu's Wife Hails Ubah For Facilitating Her Visit To Husband In DSS Custody

Wife of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mrs Uchechi Okwu Kanu, has expressed gratitude to the Senator representing Anambra South senatorial zone of Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, for facilitating her visit to her husband, Nnamdi Kanu, in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.

Mrs Kanu was said to have been severally refused access to her husband until last month when she approached Senator Ubah, who assisted her in getting the DSS authorities to allow her to visit her husband in detention.

Mrs Kanu had on April 16 visited her husband, where he has been detained since 2021 following his rendition from Kenya, and has been undergoing trial in the Court on charges bordering on treason.

During a live session on ‘Radio Biafra’ on Sunday, Mrs Kanu, who addressed Igbo people living in UK and other parts of the world, eulogised Senator Ubah, saying that she knew that a lot of Igbo elite were genuinely concerned about what she called the unlawful incarceration of her husband, and were working silently to help him regain his freedom.

She said: “Let me use this opportunity to thank Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, who moved swiftly to facilitate my visit to my husband in DSS custody. I thank you, sir.

“I thank other Igbo politicians, governors and political office-holders who are concerned about the plight of my husband. A lot of these elite are concerned about the unlawful detention of my husband, and are working silently to secure a roundtable discussion for his release. I’m thankful to them.”

When contacted on Monday, Senator Ubah confirmed to LEADERSHIP that he actually facilitated the visit of Mrs Kanu to her husband when he learnt that she was finding it difficult to visit him in detention.

“Yes, she was in Nigeria and she approached me and told me that she needed to visit her husband, but was finding it difficult, so I immediately intervened. I visited her husband too with her in the company of Barrister Ejiofor. She met with her husband in the DSS facility on April 16,” Ubah stated.

Kanu has been in DSS custody since 2021, after he was rearrested for allegedly jumping bail in 2017 when he fled the country.

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