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NNAMDI KANU PLEADS ‘NOT GUILTY’ TO TERRORISM CHARGES, ROCKS FENDI WEARS

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi nnamdi Kanu, was yesterday re-arraigned at a Federal High Court in Abuja on terrorism charges.

Kanu was spotted wearing a white Fendi designer clothe at Thursday’s re-arraignment and was ushered into the courtroom at exactly 10 am by security operatives and took his fresh plea to the amended charges at about 10:45 am, to which he pleaded not guilty, just like the earlier charges.

The charges against him have been amended by the federal government recently, thereby raising them to seven counts as against the five counts he was initially charged with, which borders on treasonable felony and terrorism.

When the court session resumed on Thursday at 10 am and the charges were read to him, Kanu pleaded not guilty.

Count one 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 honourable 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”.

In June, Kanu was arrested in Kenya and brought to Nigeria after he jumped bail and fled to the UK in 2017 after his house was invaded by soldiers.

He has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest and repatriation from Kenya in June.

 

 

 

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