Biafra: FG postponed Nnamdi Kanu's court case, fixes date for hearing


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The Federal Government has postponed the date to hear the fresh charges against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and three others.

Recall that Kanu is facing a five counts charge bordering on treasonable felony and criminal defamation before a Federal High Court in Abuja. Those charged with him are: Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

Report has it that the Federal Government has amended the charges to include one more defendant identified as Bright Chimezie, one of Kanu’s personal assistants.

The Federal Government alleged that Chimezie facilitated the importation of the Radio Biafra transmitter into the country, and moved it to Ihialla, Anambra State.

The fresh plea, which was expected to be taken tomorrow, will no longer hold as the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, has proceeded on annual vacation, fixed Oct 17 as the hearing date.

Defence counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor had accused the Federal Government of contempt of court over attempts to arraign Chimezie.

He said the action is a disobedience of an order of a Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which awarded the sum of N5m damages against the Department of State Services (DSS) following his prolonged detention.



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