IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, gets permission to watch Liverpool games on TV
By Valentine Amanze
Justice Binta Nyako has granted the detained Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, freedom to watch the matches of his favourite team, Liverpool, on TV.
The IPOB leader is in detention on treason charges, which he denied involvement.
In detention since last year, his privileges have not extended to watching whole football matches live.
But thanks to the judge, a fellow Liverpool fan, Kanu can now view the climax to a possibly historic season, according to BBC.
Having already bagged the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup, Liverpool are just two matches away from winning the English Premier League title and the European Champions League.
Bizarrely, the change in fortunes for Kanu did not come at his request and resulted from the discovery that Kanu, his lawyer and the judge were all Liverpool fans.
He was in court on Wednesday for a hearing on a bail application following his arrest last year for campaigning for the independence of South-East Nigeria.
The bail application was refused but during the discussions about whether he should be granted bail, Justice Binta Nyako complained that Kanu had disobeyed a previous order that he stop appearing in court wearing clothes from the Italian luxury brand Fendi, when he had other options.
She may have been referring to a tweet in which Kanu was seen in an Atletico Madrid tracksuit during a visit by Charles Soludo, the Anambra State governor.