The Department of Security Service (DSS), on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), cannot wear clothes with an insignia of a lion’s head.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was accused of various offences, including treasonable felony and terrorism, offences he allegedly committed in the course of his separatist campaign.
At the resumption of proceedings on Wednesday, Mr Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, drew the trial judge, Binta Nyako’s attention to the difficulties being encountered in trying to get new clothes to the IPOB leader at the spy agency’s detention facility in Abuja.
Justice Nyako had ordered the SSS to allow Kanu change his clothes from the regular Fendi jumpsuit he had been wearing to court.
“My Lord, clothes that were brought for the defendant had lion’s head embroiled on them, and the defendant (Mr Kanu) can’t wear clothes with a lion’s head.
“Clothes with lion’s head offend the standard operating procedures”
It was also gathered that Kanu insisted on wearing the Igbo ethnic attire which carries an insignia of a lion’s head.