Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Thursday, pleaded not guilty to amended charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
He was re-arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja on a seven counts charge against the five counts he was previously answering to.
Count one of the charge reads that Kanu “being the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on diverse dates in 2014 and 2015 in London, United Kingdom, did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and other areas within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, preparations made by you and others now at large, for states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue states to secede from the federal republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting same into the Republic of Biafra and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 41(c) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP. C77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.
Count six of the amended charge reads: ”That on the 16th of May, 2021 in London, United Kingdom within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit and act in furtherance if an act of terrorism by making a broadcast that “in two weeks time, what will happen will shake the world, people will die, the whole world will stand still mark my word” and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.”
Earlier on, the IPOB leader, had arrived the venue of his trial over allegations of terrorism and treasonable felony around 8am amidst tight security.
The case has been adjourned till November 10th.