Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the trial of the detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu till February 16, 2022.

Reports say that Kanu is facing charges bordering on alleged terrorism and treasonable felony.

Earlier, the Nigerian separatist leader had pleaded not guilty to the 15 charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism , brought against him by the Federal Government.
Meanwhile, contrary to the order of Justice Nyako, Kanu showed up before the court, wearing the same designer clothes he had on since June 2021 when he was arrested.

Recall Justice Nyako had on Tuesday, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS), to allow Kanu to have a change of cloth.

When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that he (Kanu) was the one who chose to wear his designer clothes.

He added that the DSS has provided Kanu with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows, and blankets.

In response, 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, therefore, fresh clothes couldn’t be passed to him.

He added that clothes will be passed to him on his next visiting day. However, he commended the DSS for providing the IPOB leader with new mattresses and pillows.


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