BREAKING: FG Files New Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu Over Sit-At-Home Order, 6 Other Allegations

BREAKING: FG Files New Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu Over Sit-At-Home Order, 6 Other Allegations

  • FG has moved to re-arraign embattled proscribed IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, with a 7-count amended charge
  • In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, it showed the federal government had approached the federal high court in Abuja to re-arraign Kanu on the 7-count amended charge
  • In the suit, the FG specifically alleged that Kanu, who has been in DSS prison, made a broadcast stating that anyone that disobeyed the sit-at-home order in the south-east should prepare his or her will

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FCT, Abuja - Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), could be spending more time in detention as the federal government has reportedly filed a 7-count amended terrorism charge against him.

According to Vanguard, it was discovered that the federal government had filed before the federal high court in Abuja the amended charge that marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015.

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FG files new 7-count amended charges against Nnamdi Kanu Photo Credit: Origina

The new charge contained the allegations against Kanu earlier sustained by the trial court.

In a broadcast received and heard by Nigerians, the federal government specifically alleged that Kanu threatened that anyone disobeyed the sit-at-home should write his or her will.

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The FG told the court that the threat had led the banks, schools, markets and many other businesses domiciled in the eastern states, grounding citizens and vehicular movements.

The government also alleged that Kanu, on different dates between 2018 and 2021, made broadcasts to incite members of the public to hunt and kill Nigerian security personnel, as well as their families.

It then added that this is a punishable offence under section 1(2) (h) of the terrorism prevention amendment act 2013.

Nnamdi Kanu: 4 most powerful controversies about now discharged IPOB leader earlier reported that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed IPOB, has been freed by the appeal court sitting in Abuja after his second arrest and detainment in 2017.

The IPOB leader's release has escalated jubilations in some parts of the southeast, particularly in Imo state, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks of fresh air at last.

However, Kanu made some controversial statements before his arrests, which included death threats to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Pastor Kumuyi, among others.


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