Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, Wdnesday pleaded not guilty to the amended 15-count charge of treasonable felony brought against him.
When the charges were read to him during the trial, the IPOB leader pleaded not guilty.
Nnamdi Kanu was first arrested in October 2015, but he took advantage of his bail to leave Nigeria in 2017.
According to the Justice Minister Abubakar Malami, Kanu is charged with “terrorism, treason, running an illegal company, publishing defamatory material and illegal possession of firearms.”
Taken his no guilty plea, Nnamdi Kanu denied committing any of the 15-count terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
Following an absence of objection, the Court ordered that Kanu take his plea in the 15-count terrorism charges brought against him.
Subsequently, Judge Binta Nyako of the Federal High court Abuja adjourned the trial to February 16 to consider the application to squash the charges.
Justice Nyako issued the order following the request of the Federal Government lawyer, Mr. Shuaib Labaran, and no objection by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) standing for Kanu.
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