IPOB leader appears in same Fendi attire despite court order



IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, caused a stir at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday over his attire.

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra leader appeared in the same Fendi designer attire he had been wearing since he was abducted in Kenya by Nigerian security agents and brought back to Nigeria.

At the resumption of his trial for alleged treasonable felony, Justice Amina Binta-Nyako, had warned the Directorate of State Services the IPOB leader should not be brought to court in that attire anymore.

At the hearing, the DSS also filed an amended 25-coubt charge of terrorism against the IPOB leader.

However, the IPOB iappeared in the same attire on eesbesWed, promoting questions by the judge.


when the matter was called up on Wednesday, the Department of State Services (DSS) said provision was made for a change of clothing for Kanu, but he rejected them on grounds that he preferred the designers Fendi he had on.

The prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, said; “My lord, based on your order yesterday, we provided the defendant with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows and blankets.

“As for his appearance, he chose to wear this particular one because he said that it is designers”.

However, Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome(SAN) told the court that it was not true that his client insisted on wearing his designer’s clothes.

“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”, Ozekhome added.

He, however, commended the DSS for providing the IPOB leader with new mattress and pillows.

“I want to commend the DSS and the Court for ensuring that it was done”, Ozekhome said.