Following jubilations by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on the release of their leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal High Court in Abuja, the Federal Government has slammed a fresh charge of treasonable felony on the Radio Biafra Founder, who had been detained since three months ago.
The Federal Government had gone to a Federal High Court in Abuja last Friday to proffer six charges against Kanu, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. In the charge-sheet signed by the Director, Public Prosecution (DPP), Mohammed Saidu Diri, for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Kanu and the two others were charged with treasonable felony which is punishable under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
On count two of the charges, the federal authorities also accused the trio of managing an unlawful society. The trio were also accused of concealing goods in a container that was holding goods of different descriptions, punishable under Section 47 (2)(a) of the Customs and Excise Management Act, CAP 45 Laws of the Federation.
In addition, they were accused on counts four and five of assisting in the management of unlawful society and unlawful possession of firearms respectively. Madubugwu was also charged with assisting in the management of unlawful society.
Meanwhile Kanu’s brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, who had raised alarm over his brother’s safety, revealed that after the court released his elder brother unconditionally, IPOB members went to the DSS office to complete papers for his release, but that unfortunately, the DSS brought a document for Nnamdi Kanu to sign to the effect he would denounce the agitation for Biafra, reports Daily Sun.
Prince Emmanuel disclosed that based on the fact that the Abuja High Court granted his brother unconditional release, Nnamdi Kanur did not sign the document and the DSS refused to release him on the pretext they were coming up with a treason charge against the IPOB leader.
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