The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has adjusted the number of charges filed against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had alleged he was abducted by Kenya’s special police force and held for eight days before being turned over to Nigerian authorities.
The IPOB’s leader faces 11 charges including treason, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms. His case is due to resume in court in Abuja next week.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Attorney General, Malami accused Nnamdi Kanu of committing heinous crimes, crimes against humanity for killing Fulani Herdsmen, securities personnel, amongst others.
Malami also noted that the court would be hearing cases on murder, terrorism, banditry and criminality as the ongoing trial has taken another dimension.
According to ScanNews; Malami described the Fulani herdsmen as innocent and only catering for their cattle.
He also warned members of IPOB to stay away from the next court sitting in Abuja, but added that Kanu’s lawyers will be permitted around the court premises on the trial day.
Also, no branded IPOB T-shirt or caps will be allowed within the court area.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) has garnered audio and video recordings to be used against Sunday Igboho in the event of a trial in Nigeria.
The federal government wants him extradited from Benin Republic. The presidency and relevant security agencies have remained silent on the Monday incident at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou.
In a viral video, the 48-year-old separatist encouraged communities to buy arms and ammunition for their youths.
“Those who don’t have guns, contribute money and buy guns for them. You can record me. If they don’t know where to buy gun, I will help them to buy it.
“No government can say people should not carry weapons now. If they (youths) are caught, they should tell them that I, Igboho, provided the guns. The guns are to protect ourselves; we will fortify them with charms”, he added.
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