BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu Pleads Not Guilty To FG’s Accusations
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the 15 Count Charges bordering on Terrorism.
This is as the federal government brought documentary evidence to court.
The electronic devices were inspected by the lead counsel to the Federal Government of Nigeria, Shuaib Labaran.
Recall Kanu was first arrested in 2015 but disappeared while on bail in April 2017. His social media posts during his absence and his Radio Biafra broadcasts outraged the government, which said they encouraged attacks on security forces.
Security agents produced him first in court in Abuja on June 29, 2021 after detaining him in an undisclosed country. His lawyers alleged he was detained and mistreated in Kenya, though Kenya has denied involvement. He has since that time appeared in court multiple times – including yesterday.
IPOB wants a swathe of the southeast to split from Nigeria. The region attempted to secede in 1967 under the name Republic of Biafra, triggering a three-year civil war in which more than a million people died, mostly from starvation.
The Biafran enclave was reabsorbed into Nigeria after the war, but despite an official “no victor no vanquished” policy adopted at the time, discontent has continued to simmer in the region.
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