The Federal Government has filed an amended seven-count terrorism charge against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The charge was filed by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and minister of justice. The charges are that of felony and alleged involvement in acts of terrorism. The court issued a hearing notice to commence the case on Thursday, October 21.
“This case will be transferred from the General Cause List to the hearing paper for Thursday 21st October 2021 at 9 o’clock forenoon and will come on to be that day if the business of the courts permits or otherwise on some adjustment day of which you will receive no further notice.” The notice read.
Nnmadi Kanu was arrested in 2015 on charges bordering on terrorism, publication of defamatory matter, managing an unlawful society, illegal possession of firearms, among others. He was initially detained and arraigned in court but fled the country in 2017 after being granted bail for medical reasons. He was however found and apprehended in Israel on June 27 and moved to Nigeria to face the charges of which he was taken into custody for in 2015.