Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has begged for glasses, saying he’s going blind.
Kanu complained on Wednesday as his case continued in court today.
Kanu said since his re-arrest, he had not been allowed to take reading glasses provided by his family.
The defendant, who spoke through his lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, informed Justice Binta Nyako that his glasses were brought to Kenya where he was arrested were damaged while being picked up.
He further claimed that the glasses he brought to Nigeria in 2015 when he was first arrested were seized by the Department of State Services (DSS) and have not been released to him.
Kanu also complained that he had not been allowed to take clothes from his family, hence, he has been wearing the same cloth since his re-arrest in June last year.
Kanu is asking the court to dismiss the charges against him on the ground that the alleged offences were not committed in Nigeria.
He also claimed that no prima facie has been made against him by the Federal Government throughout the proof of evidence in support of the charges.
The trial of separatist leader resumed on Wednesday. Kanu is charged with 15 crimes, including terrorism, treason, incitement and operating an unlawful group. Kanu, who heads the outlawed separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja adjourned court ruling till 8 of April 2022.
Kanu’s Lead Counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) argued on Wednesday that his client, Kanu, was extraordinarily renditioned. He said offences allegedly committed by Kanu has no basis, adding that where and when they committed were not stated in the charges.
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