The Federal Government has said it is Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), that decided to appear in the same clothes he wore the previous day.
Counsel to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Shuaibu Labaran, made this known to the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako.
Justice Nyako had on Tuesday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow Kanu have a change of cloth. But Labaran told the court that the IPOB leader was the one who chose to wear his designer clothes, adding that the DSS has provided Kanu with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows, and blankets.
“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.
Responding to the prosecution, Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome SAN, told the court that it was not true that his client insisted on wearing his designer clothes as it was not his visiting day on Tuesday so, fresh clothes couldn’t be passed to him.
Meanwhile, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, pleaded not guilty to the 15 charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism brought against him by the Federal Government.
Kanu pleaded not guilty before Justice Binta Nyako when the case resumed at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday. Thereafter, the case was adjourned till February 16, 2022.
On Monday, the Federal Government had filed fresh terrorism charges against the detained IPOB leader before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Consequently, the action increased the initial counts against him from seven to 15.