Buhari Regime Amends Nnamdi Kanu Charges To Include Sit-At-Home Threats

Buhari Regime Amends Nnamdi Kanu Charges To Include Sit-At-Home Threats

By Wires Editor | The Trent on November 11, 2022
IPOB zoo python dance zookeeper Igbo Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB (left), President Muhammadu Buhari
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB (right, President Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigerian Government has amended the seven-count terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The government filed the amended seven-count terrorism charge against Kanu.

The amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, which was entered before the Federal High Court in Abuja, contained all allegations against Kanu that were earlier sustained by the court.

However, the federal government, in the new amended charges alleged that Kanu had issued a deadly threat via a broadcast, heard and received across the country that anyone who disobeyed his sit-at-home order in the south-eastern states should write his or her will.

It also contended that the resulting effect of the broadcast had caused banks, schools, markets, shopping malls, fuel stations in the eastern states part of the country to shut down their business operations, affecting citizens and to lead to the grounding of vehicular movements.

The federal government further alleged that the IPOB leader had, between 2018 and 2021, made inciting broadcasts, received and heard in Nigeria, instigating the public to hunt and kill Nigerian security personnel and their family members, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

Furthermore, the FG alleged that Kanu had, between March and April 2015, imported into Nigeria and kept in Ubulisiuzor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, a radio transmitter known as Tram 50L, concealed in a container of used household items, thereby, committing an offence contrary to section 47 (2) (a) of Criminal Code Act Cap, C45 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, adding that he also directed members of IPOB “to manufacture bombs.

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