Nigerian Government Files Fresh Charges Against IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu

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The federal government of Nigeria has reportedly filed an amended seven count charge against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra ( IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, before a federal high court in Abuja

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, may face fresh charges as his trial resumes on Thursday, October 21.

This is as emerging reports indicate that the federal government of Nigeria has filed an amended seven-count charge against him.

Meanwhile, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has asked a court in Abuja to grant him permission to see Kanu who is currently in the custody of the DSS.

The fresh charges border on treasonable felony and terrorism following the pending charges he was facing since 2016.

The court has also issued a hearing notice in the case which is billed to commence on Thursday, October 21.

The notice titled Federal Republic of Nigeria Versus Nnamdi Kanu was served on Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, and that of the prosecution, Shuaibu Labaran

The notice indicates that the court presided by Justice Binta Nyako made fresh directives on the conduct of the proceedings throughout the case.

It was reported that one of Kanu’s lawyers, Maxwell Opara, also spoke on the filed amended charges.

Opara reportedly stated this on the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja when he accompanied Senator Ifeanyi Ubah to file a motion on notice seeking an order granting him leave to visit Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Details of the amended charges are, however, yet to be released.

 


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