In a statement, Mr Festus Keyamo has accused the prison authorities of denying Mr Okah access to medication necessary to treat his critical health condition.
According to Mr Keyamo, the Kuje Prisons clinic issued a prescription for “Amlodipine 10m” for treatment of Charles Okah’s High Blood Pressure and hypertension.
He said that after Mr Okah’s wife purchased the drugs and handed them over to the prisons officer in charge, DCP. Felix Lawrence, he seized them and refused to administer the medication to the patient.
The statement added that the events “suggest beyond doubt that there is a plot to kill our client in Kuje Prisons. This is more so because our client, who has only one kidney is hypertensive and also suffers High Blood Pressure regularly”.
Mr Keyamo further compares Charles Okah’s situation to the circumstances that led to the death of Tiemkemfa Osovwo also known as General Gbokos sometime in 2012.
The lawyer is therefore urging the Minister of Interior to compel the prison official, Mr Lawrence to release and administer the said drugs to Mr. Charles Okah within 24 hours, otherwise, he would take further steps to enforce his client’s fundamental human rights.