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IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu Arrives The Federal High Court Abuja

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Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the  Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has arrived at the Federal High court of Abuja for the continuation his trial this morning, January 18.  15 fresh charges have been filed against the leader of the secessionist group.

IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu Arrives The Federal High Court AbujaThe counts have increased from seven to 15 ahead of the resumed hearing today January 18, at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Kanu’s legal team said it was served with an amended 15-count charge filed on January 17, with eight new counts added.

A lawyer in Kanu’s team, Maxwell Opara who described the amendment as a ploy by the prosecution to delay the case, added that they were served the amended charges while preparing to visit Kanu in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS).
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Opara told The Nation “My annoyance is not about 15 worthless and empty amended charges, but it is just a calculated attempt to delay the trial and have an excuse to further incarcerate MNK (Maxi Nnamdi Kanu) in solitary confinement.

“Imagine, since the last adjourned date, more than two months now, they did not deem it necessary to amend, file, and serve us, but waited till today (yesterday) for them to do that with their ultimate intention to frustrate the trial tomorrow (today). “Anyway, we shall sort it out with them in court.”

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