Mike Ozekhome (SAN), a human rights lawyer, will now lead the delegation of lawyers representing Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, one of Kanu’s lawyers, confirmed this to journalists on Tuesday, just before Kanu’s trial began. The trial began with a heavy security presence.
The Federal Government filed new terrorism charges against the detained IPOB leader before the Federal High Court on Monday.
The initial seven counts against the IPOB leader, bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism, were increased to 15 counts.
Nnamdi Kanu will now enter a new plea in response to a 15-count amended charge signed by the Director of Public Prosecution, Mohammed Abubakar.
Since his alleged arrest and deportation from Kenya in July 2021, he has been in the custody of the Department of State Security Service.
Mazi Akachukwu Udoka, Obinwannem News writer / Jan 18. 2022