Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to permit the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu to have a change of outfit.
The Nation had reported that the planned re-arraignment of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu on an amended terrorism charge was stalled on Tuesday before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, drew the attention of the Judge to the treatment his client was being subjected to in the custody of the DSS.
Ozekhome said IPOB leader was still being kept in solitary confinement, adding that inmates who greeted him were also being subjected to the same treatment.
He pointed out this was contrary to an order by Justice Nyako for the DSS to allow Kanu practise his faith, have his bath, change his clothes and eat properly.
Nyako, who responded to Ozekhome plea, 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.