IPOB: FG Reserves Judgement On Nnamdi Kanu’s Charges
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), appealed the seven accusations brought against him by the Federal Government, and the Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved judgment.
This comes as Human Rights Lawyer Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who is in charge of the delegation of attorneys defending the IPOB leader, pleaded with the Court of Appeal in Abuja to dismiss the remaining allegations due to their lack of credibility.
At around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal’s session got underway as Kanu’s defense team put up a fierce fight against the charges of terrorism and treasonable felony.
The appeal hearing for Kanu, who is contesting the seven-count indictment made by the federal government against him, was initially scheduled for October 11 but was moved up to today, September 13.
Remember that the federal authorities had re-arrested Kanu on an updated 15-count accusation that had treasonous felony written all over it. However, on May 28, the Federal High Court of Abuja’s trial judge, Binta Nyako, dismissed eight of the 15-count allegation.
The remaining seven counts against Kanu are being contested in the appeal with file number CA/ABJ/CR/ 625/2022.