Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, pleaded not guilty to the 15 charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism, levelled against him by the Federal Government.
The IPOB leader pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako as the case resumed at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Recall that the Federal Government had last Monday, filed fresh terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu before the court.
The fresh charges increased the initial seven counts against him to 15.
When the matter came up on Tuesday, Kanu objected to the fresh charges, and the case was adjourned till Wednesday for him to take his plea.
Meanwhile, Justice Nyako had on Tuesday, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS), to allow Kanu to have a change of cloth.
But contrary to that order, Kanu came to court on Wednesday still wearing the same designer clothes he had on since June 2021 when he was arrested.
When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that Kanu was the one who chose to wear his designer clothes.
He added that the DSS has provided Kanu with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows, and blankets.
Responding, Kanu’s new lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, told the court that it was not true that his client insisted on wearing his designer clothes as it was not his visiting day on Tuesday so, fresh clothes couldn’t be passed to him.
Ozekhome further said that clothes will be passed to him on his next visiting day.
He, however, commended the DSS for providing the IPOB leader with new mattresses and pillows.
Before allowing Kanu to be re-arraigned on the amended 15-count treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him, Justice Nyako reiterated her demand for the defendant to have a change of clothes.
Kanu, thereafter, entered his plea to the fresh amended charge against him which borders on his alleged commission of acts of terrorism, felony, incitement, unlawful importation of a radio transmitter, and headship of an illegal organisation.