Former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore has reacted to the fresh terrorism charge filed against the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on behalf of the federal government filed the amended process before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday.
The government increased the counts in the initial charge it preferred against the Biafra agitator.
The IPOB leader who was facing a seven-count treasonable felony charge, will now enter his fresh plea to a 15-count amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, and signed by the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, M. B. Abubakar.
FG amended the charge, barely 24 hours to the scheduled commencement of hearing by trial Justice Binta Nyako.
The court had on December 2, fixed 18, 19 and 20 January to hear some pending applications, including the one Kanu filed to be discharged and acquitted.
Reacting to the development in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, Sowore condemned the Muhammadu Buhari government over the fresh terrorism charge filed against Kanu, describing the new charge as frivolous.
He alleged that the government carried out a terrorist act by kidnapping Kanu from Kenya and whisking him back to Nigeria.
He wrote: “#FreeNnamdiKanu A government of terrorists filing frivolous terrorism charges when they are the ones that carried out a terrorist act by kidnapping Kanu from Kenya and extraordinarily “renditioning” to Nigeria! #RevolutionNow.”
#FreeNnamdiKanu A government of terrorists filing frivolous terrorism charges when they are the ones that carried out a terrorist act by kidnapping Kanu from Kenya and extraordinarily “renditioning” to Nigeria! #RevolutionNow pic.twitter.com/0gagrBFgMy
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) January 17, 2022