The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is to be arraigned before a Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Justice Binta Nyako on Thursday, October 21 to continue his trial.
The fresh charges border on treasonable felony and terrorism in addition to the charges he was facing since 2016.
The court has already issued hearing notice to the parties involved. The notice titled Federal Government of Nigeria Versus Nnamdi Kanu with suit number FHC/ FHC/CR/ 385/15 was served on Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and that of the prosecution, Shuaibu Labaran.
Kanu had fled Nigeria while serving bail after Nigerian soldiers had swooped on his residence in Afara Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State on September 14, 20217 and killed about 28 persons.
He was rearrested in Kenya in June, this year and brought to Nigeria to continue trial.
Kanu’s case came up on July 2 but was adjourned to July 29.
The Department of State Security (DSS) in whose custody he has been kept failed to produce him in court on July 29 necessitating Justice Nyako adjourning the matter to October 21.
Meanwhile, the IPOB which has been in the forefront of the campaign for the revalidation of the Republic of Biafra has declared sit-at-home in the South East region every Monday since August this year.
The people of the region have faithfully been observing the sit-at-home in a bid to get the federal government to free the separatist leader.
The IPOB has also threatened to declare a one-month sit-at-home if Kanu is not produced in court on October 21.