A daughter of the acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential election, MKO Abiola, Tundun Abiola, on Monday stated that she hopes the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, would not go through what her father went through.
The late politician and business mogul died in the custody having been detained for four years under the leadership of former military dictator, Sani Abacha.
Tundun, the United Kingdom-trained lawyer further stated that the next action of the federal government could see him denied access to his family members, lawyer, doctor and will be all there by himself.
She stated this during an interview with AriseTv on Monday while answering questions on how Kanu had been subjected to solitary confinement as revealed by his lawyers last week.
Recall that the counsels to the IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor and Ifeanyi Ejiofor have accused the DSS of subjecting Kanu to all manners of torture.
Tundun in her statement said, “I have first-hand experience of this, and all I can say like this for Nnamdi Kanu is I hope he doesn’t go through this for four years as my father did. Four long years, that was his (Abiola) reality. And the next thing is that this report came out and would make the federal government look bad.
“The next thing is that they could stop people from seeing him at all. He would just be there all by himself, with no access even to a doctor, to a lawyer, certainly, no family member there as he goes through all this.
“I saw Nnamdi Kanu during his court appearance, as he was trying to put a brave face on things. You know men and their pride; he doesn’t want to show it. He doesn’t want to weaken people who really believe in him and support him. He was trying to look normal but what he’s going through is the exact opposite of normal.
“That’s why I said on a few occasions that people should be very careful with their utterances, with their actions, so they will not get this man killed. It has happened before, it must never happen again.
“And it is just very sad, here we are in 2021 after my dad died for democracy, we’re still having this conversation in 2021 of somebody being treated appallingly like a kind of a serious killer. Under what circumstances should somebody be treated like this? I’m hoping that the DSS would come out with a statement and completely deny these accusations and prove that the accusations are completely false.
“And that he has been allowed a change of cloth, I mean really. Putting someone in solitary confinement is a kind of torture, putting him in a tiny cell is a form of torture. I mean this is sickening.”