The Federal Government on Wednesday re-arraigned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu on amended 15-count charges.
Mr Kanu showed up in court with the same Fendi outfit that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered against.
Nyako had on Tuesday directed the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow Kanu to have a change of clothes after complaints by his lead counsel Mike Ozekhome that he was being kept in solitary confinement.
“I don’t want to see him in this cloth again. This one is almost off-white. Also, make sure that you allow him to exercise and give him a good mattress,” she said.
Kanu has been wearing the same Fendi clothes since he was arrested in June 2021.
At the hearing on Wednesday, prosecution counsel Shuaibu Labaran claimed Kanu chose to wear his designer Fendi clothes.
“My lord, based on your order yesterday, we provided the defendant with a new orthopaedic mattress, pillows and blankets. As for his appearance, he chose to wear this particular one because he said that it is designers,” he said.
Mr Ozekhome denied the allegation, saying “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.”
Kanu pleaded not guilty to the 15 charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.