Nnamdi Kanu: FG Files Fresh Terrorism Charges Against IPOB Leader

Nnamdi Kanu: FG Files Fresh Terrorism Charges Against IPOB Leader

  • Fresh terrorism charges have been filed against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, a proscribed group based in the southeast
  • The charges were initiated by the agents of the federal government twenty-four hours before Kanu's expected appearance in court
  • Kanu was arrested by Nigerian authorities in Kenya and extradited to Abuja, the Nigerian capital in the year 2021

FCT, Abuja - The federal government, on Monday, January 17 filed fresh terrorism charges against the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The Punch newspaper reports that in the amended process it filed before the Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the government increased the counts in the initial charge it preferred against Kanu.

Nnamdi Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu is in for a long legal haul as the Nigerian government files fresh terrorism charges against him. Photo credit: Marco Longari/AFP
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According to the report, Kanu will now enter his fresh plea to 15 amended charges marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 and signed by the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, M. B. Abubakar.

The charges were amended barely 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of hearing by trial Justice Binta Nyako.

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Vanguard newspaper reports that the court had on Thursday, December 2, 2021, fixed Tuesday, January 18 to hear some pending applications, including the one Kanu filed to be discharged and acquitted.

IPOB mobilisation for Nnamdi Kanu's next court appearance

Legit.ng had earlier reported on how IPOB has been mobilising its members ahead of the next court appearance of Mazi Kanu.

The group's spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the struggle would continue unless the federal government releases the IPOB leader unconditionally.

Powerful also assured IPOB members that the struggle this year would record more successes than the previous years.

Buhari vows not to interfere in Nnamdi Kanu's case

Earlier, President Buhari said Kanu should defend himself in court for peddling false information about his administration while he was overseas

The president stated this in an interview aired on Channels Television on Wednesday night, January 5.

He also reiterated that he does not want to interfere with the judiciary in response to a question asking him about his stance after southeast leaders asked him to release Kanu.

Source: Legit.ng

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