Federal Government set to re-arraign detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on amended six-count of treasonable felony.
Written by News Room on May 18, 2022
The Federal Government is set to re-arraign the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on an amended six-count of treasonable felony.
The amendment came on a day the trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako fixed to hear an application Mazi Kanu filed to be released on bail, pending the determination of the charge against him.
A member of Kanu’s legal team, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Federal Government had in the amended charge, listed some lawyers representing the IPOB leader, including Misters Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Maxwell Opara, as accomplices of the defendant.
It was gathered that the Federal Government alleged that the said lawyers were constantly in contact with Mazi Kanu after he jumped bail and fled the country.
Justice Nyako had on April 8, struck out eight out of the 15-count treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against Mazi Kanu.