Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will appear in court in Abuja today for a resumption of the Federal Government’s allegations against him.
Kanu filed an application with the Federal High Court in Abuja three weeks ago, contesting the competence of the treasonable felony charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
He also requested the court, Binta Nyako, to dismiss the seven counts of freshly modified accusations.
Kanu was charged with terrorism, treason, and spreading false information about President Muhammadu Buhari, mostly through broadcasts on the infamous Radio Biafra station and social media.
During his most recent trial, on October 21, 2021, he pleaded not guilty.
Meanwhile, the IPOB has called a sit-at-home in solidarity of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is due in court today.
Emma Powerful, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, asked residents in the South-East to stay indoors and those in Abuja to travel to Kanu’s trial venue.
Hospitals and their employees, as well as journalists, are immune from the directive, according to IPOB.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu goes to court tomorrow (today) November 10, 2021, and our people should stay indoors while others move to Abuja in solidarity with our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and we are expecting the Nigerian government and the Department of State Services (DSS) to release him unconditionally because he committed no crime.
“We hope people will comply with this order and obey the resolve to support Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB must allow our people like doctors, nurses, ambulances and journalists to operate during the sit-at-home because we don’t want pregnant women and sick people to have issues or complications because of their health.
“Doctors must come to the hospitals but you must identify yourself and journalists must be allowed to operate and report what is going on in the whole of Biafraland,” Powerful stated.