?Prison is not 5-star hotel?- Judge orders DSS to allow Nnamdi Kanu have maximum possible comfort

Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High court in Abuja has ordered the Department of States Services (DSS) to allow Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to have the “maximum possible comfort” in its facility.


Counsel to Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has consistently complained about the poor conditions the IPOB leader is allegedly being subjected to. On November 16, Ejiofor told the court that Kanu had not been allowed to change his clothes since he was arrested.


At the court session on Thursday, December 2, Ejiofor, in an oral application, requested an order for his client to be given maximum comfort.


Ruling on the application, Justice Nyako said a custodial centre is not a “five-star hotel” where he can receive maximum comfort. The judge however ordered the DSS to provide Kanu with the “maximum possible comfort”.


She said he should be allowed to have a bath whenever he wants, change his clothes, eat properly and practice his faith.