Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), showed up in court today wearing the same Fendi designer clothes he’s been wearing since he was arrested in June of last year, despite an order from Justice Binta Nyako that he not do so. Her order sparked a debate over why Kanu disobeyed her order.
That Kanu rejected a change of clothing because he preferred Fendi over other designers was stated by the prosecution team in court today.
Kanu’s lead attorney, Chief Mike Ozekhome(SAN), however, told the court that it was not true that his client insisted on wearing his designer’s clothes.
Tuesday(yesterday) Justice Nyako ordered: “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 and give him a good mattress.”
But when the matter was called up on today! the prosecution counsel, Mr Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that Kanu was the one that chose to wear his designer Fendi clothes.
He said: “My lord, based on your order yesterday, we provided 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.”
Reacting, Ozekhome told the court that it was not true that his client insisted on wearing his designer’s 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,” the SAN said.
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 him to have a change of clothing.
Kanu is currently entering his plea to the fresh amended charge against him.