Shuaibu Labaran, counsel representing the federal government, says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), insists on wearing the same outfit to court because it is designer.
Previously, Binta Nyako, judge of a federal high court in Abuja, had directed the DSS to allow the IPOB leader to have a bath whenever he wants to, change his clothes, eat properly and practice his faith.
On Tuesday, the judge said the IPOB leader should be given another outfit before his next court appearance.
“I don’t want to see him in this cloth again. This one is almost off-white. Also make sure that you allow him to exercise and give him a good mattress,” Nyako ordered.
However, at the court session on Wednesday, Kanu appeared in the same Fendi designer clothes he has been wearing since June 2021 when he was arrested.
Addressing the court, Labaran told the judge that Kanu chose to wear only his Fendi clothes.
“My lord, based on your order yesterday, we provided the defendant with a new orthopaedic mattress, pillows and blankets,” he said.Kanu has been re-arraigned on an amended 15-count charge bordering on treasonable felony.