Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday disobeyed the judge handling his trial bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.
Justice Binta Nyako had on Tuesday during the court sitting ordered the State Security Service (SSS) to ensure that Mr Kanu does not appear in the same outfits he has been wearing since he was mysteriously abducted from Kenya last year June.
But when the separatist leader appeared on Wednesday to take his plea on the amended 15-count charge preferred against him by the federal government he wore the outfit he was asked not to wear again.
When the matter was called, the Prosecution counsel, Mr Shuaibu Labaran, told the judge that the secret police complied with her order shifting the blame to Mr Kanu whom he said insisted on wearing the same clothes.
“My lord, based on your order yesterday, we provided Defendant with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows and blankets,” Mr Labaran said. “As for his appearance, he chose to wear this particular one because he said that it is designers.”
Explaining why he wore the Fendi outfit despite the order of the court, his lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, said it was not true that his client insisting on wearing the clothes again.
“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,” Mr Ozekhome explained. “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.”
The leader of the defense team also commended the SSS for providing his client with a new mattress, pillows and blankets.