The Federal Government has filed fresh criminal charges against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, after he was released unconditionally by a Federal High Court on December 17.
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.
The charge-sheet, signed by the Director, Public Prosecution (DPP), Mohammed Saidu Diri, for the Attorney-General of the Federation read in part: “That you, Nnamdi Kanu and other unknown persons, now at large, at London, United Kingdom, between 2014 and September, 2015 with intention to levy war against Nigeria in order to force the President to change his measures of being the President of the Federation, Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation as defined in Section 3 of the Constitution of the Federal Re- public of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by doing an act to wit: Broadcast on Radio Biafra your preparations for the states in the South- East geo-political zone, South-South geo-political zone, the Igala Community of Kogi State and the Idoma/Igede Community of Benue State to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria and form themselves into a Republic of Biafra, and thereby committed an offence punish- able under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”
On count two of the charges, the federal authorities accused the trio of managing an unlawful society.
The other two persons accused in the fresh charges are Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
Kanu’s release by the federal court came a day after a Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja struck out all suits filed against him.