FG amends charge against Nnamdi Kanu

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The Federal Government has filed an amended seven-count terrorism charge against the detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

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The Point gathered on Friday that the amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, which was entered before the Federal High Court in Abuja, contained all allegations against the IPOB leader that were earlier sustained by the trial court.

The Federal Government specifically alleged that Kanu who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Service in Abuja, had in a broadcast issued a deadly threat that anyone who flouted IPOB’s sit-at-home order in the South-East region, should write his or her will (meaning the person is considered a dead person).

Furthermore, the Federal Government alleged that the separatist leader had on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021, made broadcasts that were received and heard in Nigeria, inciting members of the public to target and kill Nigerian security personnel and their family members, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

Also, the federal authorities alleged that Kanu directed IPOB members to manufacture bombs.

Kanu had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Already, trial Justice Binta Nyako has slated next Monday for both Kanu’s team of lawyers led by Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and the prosecution counsel to address the court on the way forward in the matter.

The parties are to argue on whether the Federal Government could proceed to re-arraign the IPOB leader on the amended charge, despite the October 13 judgement of the Court of Appeal that discharged him of all the allegations, as well as appeals on the subject matter that are still pending before the Supreme Court.