FG PLOTS FRESH CHARGES AGAINST IPOB LEADER, NNAMDI KANU

 FG PLOTS FRESH CHARGES AGAINST IPOB LEADER, NNAMDI KANU

Detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, will be facing fresh charges, the Federal Government reveals.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, disclosed that the new charge will incorporate fresh allegations against the IPOB leader.

The charge currently pending against Kanu at the Federal High Court in Abuja borders on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society.

Malami, whose office is prosecuting the case, alleged that Kanu had since 2017, after he jumped bail, committed more offence.

“He has, upon jumping bail, been accused of engaging in subversive activities that include inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against Nigeria and Nigerian State and institutions.

“Kanu was also accused of instigating violence especially in the Southeastern Nigeria that resulted in the loss of lives and Property of civilians, Military, Para Military, police forces and destruction of civil institutions and symbols of authorities”, Malami told newsmen in Abuja.

In a chat with Saturday Vanguard, a lead prosecutor at the Federal Ministry of Justice, revealed that FG would apply for leave of the trial court to amend the charge currently pending against Kanu

Ayomide Oyewole

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