Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has been granted permission to change his clothes by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kanu was arraigned in court on Tuesday, facing terrorism and treasonable felony charges.
His lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, drew the Judge’s attention to the treatment his client was receiving in DSS custody.
He stated that Kanu was still being held in solitary confinement and that inmates who greeted him were also subjected to the same treatment.
This is despite Justice Nyako’s order that the DSS allow the IPOB leader to practice his faith, take a bath, change his clothes, and eat properly.
In response, Nyako reiterated her earlier directive to the DSS to provide Kanu with some comfort. She did, however, remind his attorney that a detention center 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.