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Despite court’s order, Kanu resumes trial in Fendi clothes

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again appeared in his Fendi clothes despite the order given to the Department of State Service (DSS) by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja that he (Kanu) should not appear again in the same clothes.

Nnamdi Kanu is facing a 15-count charge bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.

His lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, had on Tuesday drawn the attention of the Judge to the treatment his client was being subjected to in the custody of the DSS.

He said Kanu was still being kept in solitary confinement, adding that inmates who greeted him were also being subjected to the same treatment.

This is despite an order by Justice Nyako for the DSS to allow the IPOB leader to practice his faith, have his bath, change his clothes and eat properly.

Nyako reiterated her earlier order for the DSS to allow Kanu to enjoy some comfort. She, however, reminded his counsel that a detention facility is not a five-star hotel.

I don’t want to see him in these clothes again. This one is almost off-white. Also, make sure that you allow him to exercise,” Nyako added.

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 designers Fendi clothes.

He said: “My lord, based on your order yesterday, we provided the Defendant with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows and blankets.

“As for his appearance, he chose to wear this particular one because he said that it is designers”.

In his response, Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, told the court that it was not true that his client insisted 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.

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