The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has on behalf of the federal government, filed a seven-count amended charge against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News understands the charges are based on treasonable felony and acts of terrorism.
The amended charges against the embattled IPOB leader come a few days before the re-commencement of Kanu’s trial on Thursday before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
As earlier reported by Naija News, a trial notice has been issued by the Federal High Court in Abuja on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu in the treasonable felony charges filed by the Federal Government.
The trial notice entitled “Federal Republic of Nigeria Versus Nnamdi Kanu” was marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/15 and served on Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, and that of the Federal Government Mr. Shuaib Labaran.
The trial notice was issued following the resumption of the charges levelled against the IPOB leader.
The court in the notice instructed the lawyers involved in the case things to put in place ahead of the proceeding.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has been asked to dialogue with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to stop the killings and violence taking place in the South East.
According to the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the only way to stop the insecurity in the region is for the government to sit down with the pro-Biafra agitators.
In a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze Ndigbo asked President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate with IPOB just as his administration and his predecessors did with herdsmen and Niger Delta militants.
The group added that all South-East leaders are set to meet with the federal government to discuss the numerous challenges confronting Ndigbo and Nigeria in general, adding that dialogue is a panacea to peace.
It urged the government to stop the “jackboot approach” to the IPOB agitation, saying that the military approach would rather aggravate the precarious situation.
Ohanaeze, however, urged President Buhari to ensure that the Department of State Service (DSS) produce Kanu in court on Thursday, October 21, 2021, during his ongoing trial.