The Department of Security Service, (DSS) has finally brought Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to Federal High Court in Abuja today, Thursday amidst tight security.
Kanu’s lawyer reacted to the brilliantly to the amended charges against Kanu by the federal government. Meanwhile, the fireworks are still on as at the time of filling in this reporter.
Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am. The sitting commenced few minutes after 9am, but Journalists, lawyers and staff of the FHC were barred from entering the Court premises. From Transcorp Hilton through the Ministry of Justice and Abia House, security was beefed up with the presence of a combined team of Police, Army, Department of State Services operatives estimated to be over 3,000.
Last week, the Federal Government slammed an amended seven-count charge against Kanu, while the FHC issued a hearing notice for Thursday, October 21. The Notice titled, ‘Federal Republic of Nigeria Versus Nnamdi Kanu,’ with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/15, was served on Ejiofor and the prosecuting lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran. Count Two That you Nnamdi Kanu, male adult of Afarachukw lbeku Umahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on or about the 28th of April 2015 in London, United Kingdom did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu state and other parts of the of Nigeria.
That you Nnamdi Kanu, male adult of Afarachukw lbeku Umahia North Local Government Area of Abia State between the month of March and April 2015 imported into Nigeria and kept in Ubulusiizor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, a Radio transmitter known as TRAM 50l concealed in a container of used household Wich you declared as used household items and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 47.
Kanu is being tried before Justice Binta Nyako over charges of treasonable felony and terrorism.
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