SSS Bars Popular Presidential Candidate From Visiting Nnamdi Kanu in Detention, Video Emerge

SSS Bars Popular Presidential Candidate From Visiting Nnamdi Kanu in Detention, Video Emerge

  • An attempt to see IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the AAC presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore was blocked by operatives of the SSS
  • Mr. Sowore was billed to see the embattled IPOB leader alongside two other persons
  • Frustrated by the situation, Sowore in a 30 seconds video expressed his disappointment and called for the release of the IPOB leader

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FCT, Abuja - The presidential candidate of the African Action Alliance (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has been barred from seeing the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in detention, Premium Times reported.

It was gathered that the Ondo state-born politician and activist had scheduled a time to see the embattled Kanu before being barred by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) on Thursday, September 22.

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Sowore, Kanu, SSS
Omoyele Sowore has been a center of controversy over the years and has also had his time in detention like IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Photo: Guardian
Source: UGC

Legit.ng gathered that three persons had been scheduled to see Kanu in detention yesterday as enlisted by Kanu’s legal team, Ugochinyere Chambers to the office of the director-general of the SSS.

These names include Mr. Sowore and Chinwe Umeche (Mr. Kanu’s counsel) and Odozie Anyanwu (an evangelist).

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While expressing his frustration from being barred to see Kanu, Sowore in a 30 seconds video posted on his official Twitter handle explained how he was denied entry by operatives of the SSS to see Mr. Kanu.

Sowore recounts his experience with SSS operatives

He said despite not being behind schedule and coming on time, the operatives of the SSS told him it was past visiting time and he could not see the embattled Kanu.

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Sowore said:

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is the headquarters of the DSS (now SSS) where I just came to see Nnamdi Kanu and I was denied the opportunity to see him. I waited for three hours, I was invited by members of his legal team only to get here and they said they have closed even though we arrived here on time by 2 p.m.
“I want to make another trial, there is nothing they can do about it, they have to free Kanu."

To further get verification of Sowore's claim, an attempt to reach SSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya for his own account of the incident proved abortive.

However, the agency said it will keep in touch for further information on the occasion of Afunanya's availability.

AAC disowns Sowore's presidential candidacy

Meanwhile, the crisis rocking the African Action Congress (AAC) has taken a new twist as the party disowned its presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore.

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Dr. Leonard Nzenwa, the national chairman of the party, said efforts are ongoing to ensure Sowore is officially removed as the party's flag bearer.

The AAC national chairman claimed Sowore was hoodwinking the public and collecting money from unsuspecting victims, amid other allegations.

"I made Peter Obi's political career' - Sowore boasts

In another development, Sowore claimed he fostered Peter Obi's political career to help his presidential bid.

Sowore said it was through his help that the Labour Party and Peter Obi were saved from legal battles.

According to him, he also ensured that Obi was never impeached by lawmakers of the Anambra state House of Assembly twice.

Source: Legit.ng

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