The Federal Government, has slammed fresh charges on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The 11 count charge was filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, as Kanu and his co-accused were re-arraigned before Justice Binta Murtala Nyako.
The charges border on terrorism and felony. They were earlier charged with treason. They however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Nyako is the third judge to handle the trial of the pro-Biafra agitators, Justice Ahmed Mohammed and Justice John Tsoho had earlier disqualified themselves from handling the case.
The withdrawal of Justice Tsoho was predicated on a petition sent to the National Judicial Council, NJC, by Kanu and his co-accused persons, accusing him of judicial rascality.
Justice Nyako adjourned the case till November 17 to hear the bail application of the defendants.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…
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