Nnamdi Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu

Nigerian govt files 7 terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu

NEWS DIGEST – The Federal Government has filed amended seven counts against the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Maxwell Opara, one of Kanu’s lawyers, stated this in a short interview with journalists on the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

According to a report by The Punch, Mr Opara was in the court with Senator Ifeanyi Ubah to file a motion on notice seeking an order granting him leave to visit Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services.

“The Federal Government has filed amended seven counts against Kanu,” he said with no details.

The amended charges, which were filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, border on treasonable felony and Kanu’s alleged involvement in acts of terrorism.

As of the time of this report, the details of the amended charges had yet to be made public to journalists by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Mr Kanu will be re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.