More trouble has emerged for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, following fresh charges filed against him by the Federal High Court.
The Federal Government filed new terrorism charges against the detained leader of IPOB before the federal high court in Abuja.
This is coming hours to the trial of Kanu, which was adjourned to Tuesday, January 18, 19 and 20, 2022.
The federal government increased the counts to the 15 counts, contrary to the initial 7 count charge bothering on treasonable felony and terrorism against the IPOB leader.
According to the additional charge signed by the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, MB Abubakar, on behalf of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, it reads;
Count One of the charges read, “That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State sometime in 2021 being a member and leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a proscribed Organisation, did commit an act in furtherance of an act of Terrorism against the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the People of Nigeria by making a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to intimidate the population, and you threatened that people will die, the whole world will standstill, and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(b) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.”
“That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on diverse dates between the month of March and April 2015 imported into Nigeria and kept in Ubulisiuzor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, a Radio Transmitter known as Tram 50L concealed in a container of used household items which you declared as used household items, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 47(2)(a) of Criminal Code Act, Cap, C45 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004,” another count read.