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How Nnamdi Kanu Pleaded Not Guilty To FG’s Amended Charges

The much anticipated day for the trial of the leader of Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has finally come. Nnamdi Kanu is standing trial over his involvement in the activities of outlawed IPOB.  

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He is currently being arrainged at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for the continuation of his trial.

According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, Nnamdi Kanu, has pleaded not guilty to the amended charge brought against him by the federal government of Nigeria

The report explained that the IPOB leader denied committing the offences he was accused of and pleaded not guilty in the court room. 

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Recall that the gederal government of Nigeria brought new charge against Nnamdi Kanu and accused him of treasonable felony which is punishable under section 41 (c) of the Nigeria Criminal Code.

In the amended charge, the federal government alleged that the leader of the proscribed IPOB committed an act of terrorism after he issued deadly threat that anyone who disobeyed his sit-at-home order should write his or her will.

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The amended charge by the federal government also stated that as a result of Nnamdi Kanu's threat, schools, banks, markets, fuel stations amongst others were not opened for businesses in the Southeast region. 

According to this new charge, Nnmadi Kanu has committed an offence and punishable under 1(2) (b) of the Nigerian Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

Standing before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court , Abuja on Thursday, Nnamdi Kanu pleaded not guilty to the seven-count amended charge brought against him by the federal government of Nigeria.

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The report explained that, the court will determine Nnamdi Kanu's fate, whether to be released on bail pending the determination of the case brought against him by the federal government of Nigeria or be transfered to a Correctional Center.

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