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Nnamdi Kanu challenges competence of FG’s fresh terrorism charges

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The chief of the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday in Abuja knowledgeable the courtroom that he has formally filed a movement on discover by means of his counsel, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor difficult the Federal Authorities’s amended expenses towards him.

Shortly after the costs had been learn to him, Kanu instructed the courtroom that he by no means dedicated any terrorism acts as alleged by the Federal Authorities.

He predicated his opposition to the terrorism expenses to the truth that he was not in Nigeria when the alleged offences had been dedicated.

The contemporary expenses towards Kanu learn:

“That you just Nnamdi Kanu, male grownup of Afaraukwu lbeku Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State being the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Bialra (IPOB) on numerous dates in 2014 and 2015 in London, United Kingdom, did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and different areas throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket, preparations made by you and others now at massive for states within the South-East and South-South zones and different communities in Kogi and Benue States to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting identical into the Republic of Biafra and also you thereby dedicated an offence punishable beneath Part 41(c) of the Legal Code Act, CAP. C77, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“That you just Nnamdi Kanu, male, grownup, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State, on or in regards to the twenty eighth April, 2015 in London, United Kingdom did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu State and different elements of Nigeria throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket, referred to Main Common Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a paedophile, a terrorist, an fool and an embodiment of evil, understanding identical to be false and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 375 of the Legal Code Act, Cap C. 77, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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“That you just Nnamdi Kanu, male grownup of Afaraukwu lbeku Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State between the month of March and April 2015 imported into Nigeria and stored in Ubulusiuzor in Ihiala Native Authorities Space of Anambra state throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket , a Radio transmitter referred to as TRAM 50L hid in a container of used family which you declared as used home goods and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 47 (2) of the Legal Code of Act ,Cap C45, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“That you just Nnamdi Kanu, male, grownup. of Afaraukwu iIbeku, Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State in London, United Kingdom between 2018 and 2021 Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu State and FCT, Abuja throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket, professed to be a member of Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), a proscribed organisation in Nigeria and also you thereby dedicated an offence punishable beneath Part 16 Terrorism Prevention Modification Act, 2013.

“That you just Nnamdi Kanu, male, grownup, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State on the 22th of April, 2021 in London, United Kingdom on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu State and different elements of Nigeria throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket did an act of terrorism in that you just incite the opposite members (followers) of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB}, a proscribed organisation in Nigeria, to search for safety personnel, their members of the family by means of a Radio Biafra on 102.1FM monitored by means of the IPOB Neighborhood Radio and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable beneath Part 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Modification Act.

“That you just Nnamdi Kanu, male, grownup, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia Stale on the 16thh of Might, 2021, in London, United Kingdom throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket did commit an act in furtherance of an act of terrorism by making a broadcast that “In 2 weeks’ time, what’s going to occur will shake the world, folks will die, the entire world will stand nonetheless, mark my phrase” and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable beneath Part 1 (2) (b) of the Terrorism Prevention Modification Act, 2013.

“That you just Nnamdi Kanu, male, grownup, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State on the thirty first of Might, 2021, in London, United Kingdom throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket did an act in furtherance of an act of terrorism by issuing a lethal menace that anybody who flouted your sit-at-home order ought to “write his/her will,” in consequence banks, faculties, markets, procuring malls, gasoline stations weren’t opened for companies and vehicular actions grounded and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable beneath Part 1 (2) (b) of the Terrorism Prevention Modification Act, 2013.

Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the listening to until November 10, 2021.

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