The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu yet appeared in court on Wednesday with the same attire he wore when he was re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria in June 2021.
Despite the order of the Judge, Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that the Department of State Services should allow Nnamdi Kanu to have a change of clothes but they flaunted the order.
It was earlier reported that Kanu’s lead counsel Mike Ozekhome (SAN) on Tuesday drew the attention of the judge to the treatment his client was being subjected to in the custody of the DSS.
Meanwhile, when the matter was called up on Wednesday, the Prosecution counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that Kanu was the one that chose to wear his designer Fendi clothes.
In his response, Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, told the court that it was not true, noting that his client did not insist on wearing his designers’ clothes.
“My lord what happened was that by the time proceedings ended yesterday, and because it was not his visiting day, we were not able to pass to him, some clothes we obtained for him.
“We even discussed it with him this morning and he said that on the next visiting day he would want to have the new clothes”, Ozekhome added.
He however commended the DSS for providing the IPOB leader with new mattress and pillows.
“I want to commend the DSS and the court for ensuring that it was done”.
Before allowing Kanu to be re-arraigned on the amended 15-count treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him, Justice Nyako reiterated her demand for the defendant to have a change of clothes.