The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will today continue is trial before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
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 Nnamdi Kanu.
The charges border on treasonable felony and acts of terrorism.
Recall that the Biafra leader was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria on the 27th of June, 2021.
The secessionist was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date which is July 26 and 27.
The DSS however failed to produce the Biafra activist in court on the said date citing logistics reasons, hence the postponement of trial to today.
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11:40: The case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned to November 10, 2021.
Naija News gathered that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had postponed the case.
10:25: Nnamdi Kanu, has pleaded ‘not guilty’ during his re-arraigned at a federal high court in Abuja on terrorism charges.
Naija News reports that the court session on Thursday commenced at 10 am.
When the charges were read to him, the IPOB leader pleaded ‘not guilty’.
10:05: Photos of Nnamdi Kanu in court as his treason trial is set to continue.
09:35: Ahead of the commencement of the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, a British official in Nigeria has arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
A former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, also arrived at the court to witness the court sitting.
The British envoy arrived at the court around 8:03 am in a white Toyota Highlander, while Ezeife arrived in the company of Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
08:52: Security operatives have denied journalists access to the courtroom to cover the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that some lawyers, civil society groups and family members of the accused who were at the court were denied access to the courtroom by the operatives stationed at the entrance of the Ministry of Justice building
08:00: The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja amidst tight security.
The IPOB leader was brought to the Court in a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am.