Justice Binta Nyako, a federal high court judge in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the Department of State Security (DSS), to allow Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to change his clothing. ayokinews.com reports
Nyako had previously told the DSS to let the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu to bathe anytime he wanted, change his clothing, eat properly, and practice his religion.
However, Kanu’s lead attorney, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), protested in court on Tuesday, that his client is still being mistreated in the DSS custody.
Kanu, he added, is still being held in solitary prison, and any other detainee who greets him is likewise being held in solitary confinement.
Nyako reminded the defendant, shortly before adjourning the case, that a detention facility is not a five-star hotel.
She did, however, maintain her prior ruling that the IPOB commander be given as much comfort as possible, including changing his Fendi suit with which he was brought back into the nation in June 2021.
“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.