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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s family questions change of his charges from treason to terrorism

Written by on April 17, 2024

The family of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday questioned the terrorism charges against the Biafra agitator.

Kanunta, younger brother Kanu wondered why the charges against Kanu changed from treason to terrorism.

Posting on X, he berated the judiciary in Nigeria, saying judges have failed to stick to the rule of law.

He wrote: “What is the purpose of “disclosure” in court processes in the Nigerian judiciary? It is very laughable that the zoological Republic of Nigeria and its judges have failed to stick to this rule of law.

“Why did the whole charges against #MaziNnamdikanu change from treason to terrorism?”

Kanunta’s query followed Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court informing Kanu to allow commencement of trial today or have it adjourned sine die.

Justice Nyako issued the order to either allow the trial to begin or shift it indefinitely following persistent claims by Kanu’s lead lawyer that his client has not been prepared for any trial.

Kanu had listed various conditions for the federal government to be met before his prosecution on treasonable felonies could be kick-started.

Among them are that he must be moved out of DSS custody and be placed in house arrest, restoration of his revoked bail and unhindered access to his lawyers, family members and medical personnel.

Although Justice Nyako fixed May 20 for rulings in the fresh two applications argued by Kanu, the defendant, however, objected vehemently to the opening of the trial.

Justice Nyako ordered that progress be made by opening the trial today but Kanu refused bluntly that the trial cannot take place.

In the drama that followed, Justice Nyako stood down proceedings for Kanu to choose between opening the trial today or having it adjourned indefinitely.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s family questions change of his charges from treason to terrorism


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