Breaking: FG files 7-count amended terrorism charge against Nnamdi Kanu
On the 18 of October 2021 the Federal Government has filed an amended seven-count amended charge against the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The amended charge, which was filed by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, borders on treasonable felony and Kanu’s alleged involvement in acts of terrorism.
The embattled IPOB leader will be re-arraigned before trial Justice Binta Nyako on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Anambra North, Ifeanyi Ubah, on Monday, filed a motion before the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Department of State Services, DSS, to allow him to have access to Kanu in detention.
Breaking: FG files fresh terrorism charge against Nnamdi Kanu
On the 17th of January 2022, the Federal Government entered fresh terrorism allegations against the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
FG, in the amended process it filed before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, increased the counts in the initial charge it preferred against Kanu.
The IPOB leader who was hitherto facing a seven-count treasonable felony charge, will now enter his fresh plea to a 15-count amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, and signed by the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, M. B. Abubakar.
FG amended the charge, barely 24 hours to the scheduled commencement of hearing by trial Justice Binta Nyako.
The court had on December 2, fixed Tuesday to hear some pending applications, including the one Kanu filed to be discharged and acquitted.
26/07/2021 Lawyers Denied Entry into Abuja Court for Kanu’s Trial
As the trial of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu begins today, the officials of the Department of the State Services, DSS, have refused some lawyers, Journalists and fans entrance to the courtroom, where the hearing is taking place.
Kanu is being charged with a treasonable felony. The IPOB leader was accused of inciting violence for his agitation for the independent Republic of Biafra.
However, reacting to today’s hearing, the Coordinator of Igbo Lawyers all over the world, alleged that he came from Aba, Abia state and was denied access to the courtroom.
Other lawyers who spoke with Vanguard, also condemned the inaccessibility of the courtroom and doubted if the hearing would be fair on Kanu.
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26/07/2021 Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Case till October as SSS Fails to Produce IPOB Leader in Court
The State Security Service on Monday failed to produce the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu, in court for continuation of trial.
M.B. Abubakar, the lawyer representing the Buhari regime in the matter, cited logistics reasons for the disobedience of court order, which had previously said Mr Kanu should be returned to court on July 26 to hear bail application.
Mr Abubakar said the government was ready to allow trial to continue in the absence of Mr Kanu.
Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako said the government’s action was disturbing, saying Mr Kanu should have been presented in court since he was remanded in SSS custody last month.
“I am also worried why the defendant is not here.,” Ms Murtala-Nyako said. “The first step in a criminals matter is to provide the defendant in court.”
But the separatist leader’s lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor told the court that Mr Kanu’s health conditions had deteriorated in custody and should be released before the next adjournment.
January 19, 2022 BREAKING: Court Declares Nnamdi Kanu's Arrest as Illegal, Orders Nigerian Government to Pay Him N1billion
Justice Benson Anya of the Abia State High Court has ruled that the invasion of the security agents to the residence of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in 2017 was unlawful and an infringement on his human rights.
The judge on Wednesday also ruled that his abduction and forceful return to Nigeria was "illegal" under local and international laws.
Anya also ruled that the Nigerian government should pay Kanu a sum of N1billion as compensation for the violation of his fundamental human rights.
Recall that Kanu's Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor filed the lawsuit against the Nigerian government on
SaharaReporters earlier reported that the judge rejected the challenge by the Nigerian government on the jurisdiction to hear Kanu’s case.
Ejimakor had argued that the Kanu could not be tried in Nigeria as there was no crime he had committed known to both Nigerian and international laws. August 27, 2021, before the Abia court.
He added that Nigeria's government collaborated with Kenya to abduct him and rendition him to Nigeria.
October 13, 2022 Nnamdi Kanu’s long journey to freedom
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday upheld the appeal of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The court also discharged and acquitted the embattled leader of the proscribed group, declaring as illegal and unlawful the abduction of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria on July 9, 2021 and quashed the entire terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
The appellate court held that the Federal Government breached all known local and international laws in the forceful rendition of Kanu to Nigeria thereby making the terrorism charges against him incompetent and unlawful.
The Appeal Court in a judgment by Justice Oludotun Adebola on Thursday voided and set aside the terrorism charges by the Federal Government against Kanu.
Kanu had in his appeal dated April 29 and marked CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022 applied to be discharged and acquitted. He was first arraigned on December 23, 2015, but was later granted bail on April 25, 2017.