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Court Refuses Nnamdi Kanu's Request to Wear Traditional Attire in Custody

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused a request by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to don the Igbo traditional attire, “Isi Agu” while in custody.

Justice James Omotoso maintained Kanu’s application - which claims that preventing him from wearing his preferred attire is equivalent to an infringement on his fundamental human rights - lacked merit.

The court also held that the IPOB leader failed to prove his assertion to be granted the reliefs sought in his suit.

“The case of the applicant is based on speculation without any concrete evidence, the applicant’s suit lack merit, same failed and consequently the suit is hereby refused.”

Kanu has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since he was handed over to the Nigerian government by Kenya in June 2021.


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