The Federal Government, on Wednesday, informed the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), chose to appear in the same clothes he wore the previous day.
Counsel to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Shuaibu Labaran, told Justice Binta Nyako this shortly after the sitting began.
“The case is adjourned until today for arraignment.
“But before then, I crave the indulgence of your Lordship because you gave an order that the defendant should not appear in these clothes.
“But the defendant (Kanu) chose to wear the same clothes because it is a designer,” he said.
Labaran also informed the court that the Department of State Services, DSS, had complied with the court order by procuring an orthopedic mattress and pillows for the IPOB leader to make him comfortable in detention.
But Counsel to Kanu, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, disagreed that his client refused to wear other clothes.
He said though they got him a set of other clothes, before they could finish with the day’s activities yesterday, it was a bit late and they could not hand over the items to him.
He assured that Kanu would appear in other clothes at the next adjourned date.
Justice Nyako said the clothes could be handed to the legal officer that came with the security outfit.
Biafra: ‘Nnamdi Kanu chose to appear in same designer clothes’ – FG tells judge