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As the court proceedings between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB fires on, thee Federal Government have revealed that they have amended the treasonable felony charges against the leader.
Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu’s Special Counsel, said one of the seven-count charges was removed.
Speaking with Newsmen on Wednesday, Ejimakor said: “The Federal Government just amended the charges against Nnamdi Kanu now, they removed one, you know it was seven, but they removed one, and now it’s six.
“We are in court waiting for the judge’s arrival, and Kanu himself is yet to arrive.”
Trial Justice Binta Nyako had, on April 8, struck out eight out of the 15-count treasonable felony charge FG preferred against Kanu.
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A few weeks ago, Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court had struck out eight of the 15 count charges against Kanu.
Justice Nyako struck out counts 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12,13 and 14 of the charges. She, however, allowed counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15.
The IPOB leader would appear before Justice Nyako today for a hearing regarding his bail application.
The authorities of the Federal High Court in Abuja have also soft-pedalled on the stringent conditions imposed on the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Against their last month decision, the court authorities have stopped the movement of the trial to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, at Jabi District of Abuja.
Also, the authorities of the Court have permitted the media to witness the treasonable felony charges brought against the Biafra nation agitator by the Federal Government.
At the time of this report, fully armed operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have taken perfect control of the security situations within and outside the court premises.
Journalists, lawyers, litigants, as well as workers are being allowed into the court premises unhindered after formal introduction and presentation of identity cards.
The court had last month issued a Practice Direction which moved the trial to CCT believed to be large and spacious enough to accommodate the crowd that usually surged to witness the trial.
The Practice Direction endorsed by the Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Tsoho had also prohibited media coverage except where expressly permitted.