The Federal High Court in Abuja has made some pronouncements concerning the allegations that Nnamdi Kanu is being subjected to poor conditions in the custody of the DSS
Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, asked the DSS to allow the IPOB leader to have the “maximum possible comfort” in its facility
Meanwhile, the trial of the detained separatist leader has again been adjourned till Tuesday, January 18, 2022
At the emergency hearing on Thursday, December 2, the Federal High Court in Abuja, made some pronouncements in favour of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu who is facing felony and terrorism charges has been in the custody of the Department of States Services (DSS) since June 2021.
The IPOB leader’s lawyers have consistently complained that about the poor conditions he is allegedly being subjected to in detention.
The lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, specifically complained that Kanu had not been allowed to change his clothes since he was arrested.
At the emergency hearing on Thursday, Ejiofor requested an order for his client to be given maximum comfort.
In her ruling, Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, said a custodial centre is not a “five-star hotel” where one can receive maximum comfort.
She, however, asked the DSS to:
- Allow Nnamdi Kanu to have the “maximum possible comfort” in its facility
- Have a bath whenever he wants
- Change his clothes
- Eat properly
- Practice his faith