Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Pleaded Not Guilty To Charges Against Him By Nigerian Government.The leader of Indigenous peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has pleaded not guilty to the seven count charges level against him by the federal.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Pleaded Not Guilty To Charges Against Him By Nigerian Government
The federal government recently amended the charges against him raising them to seven counts as against the five counts he was previously answering to, bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.
The court session on Thursday commenced at 10 am.
When the charges were read to him, the IPOB leader pleaded not guilty. The case has been adjourned to 10th November, 2021
Some Count Charges Included
Count one of the charge reads that Kanu “being the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on diverse dates in 2014 and 2015 in London, United Kingdom, did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and other areas within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, preparations made by you and others now at large, for states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue states to secede from the federal republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting same into the Republic of Biafra and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 41(c) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP. C77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.
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Count six of the amended charge reads: ”That on the 16th of May , 2021 in London, United Kingdom within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit and act in furtherance if an act of terrorism by making a broadcast that “in two weeks time, what will happen will shake the world, people will die, the whole world will stand still mark my word” and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.”
In June, Kanu was re-arrested in Kenya and brought to Nigeria after he fled to the UK in 2017 for his life when Nigerian Military invaded his home and kill 28 persons including his dog. .
He has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest.