The Nigerian Federal Government has accused the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, of inciting violence in some parts of the country. ayokinews.com reports
This was contained in the evidence of the newly amended seven (7) count charges tendered against Nnamdi Kanu at the Federal High Court in Abuja, where he is currently facing allegations of treasonable felony and terrorism.
The arraignment of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has now been scheduled for for Thursday, October 21.
In a case summary which was dated 12th October, 2021, and signed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Federal Ministry of Justice, M.B. Abubakar, the prosecution averred that it will lead evidence that Nnamdi Kanu, granted a media interview with Sahara Reporters “wherein he asserted that Nigeria, which he refers to as the ‘zoo’, ‘have come to an end.”
Further stating, the profession averred that during the interview, Kanu insisted that violence is the only language people in the ‘zoo’ (Nigeria) understands while adding that “If they fail to give us Biafra, Somalia will be a child’s play; Somalia will look like paradise. We will kill everybody in that zoo called Nigeria.”
“If they fail to give us Biafra, there will be no more living in the zoo.”
The prosecution averred that Nnamdi Kanu does not believe in a peaceful approach in realising his so desired Biafra because he had vehemently insisted that he isn’t aware of anywhere peaceful approach worked.
“In his broadcasts, he invited his listeners to burn down as many police stations as police and kill any policeman and military personnel,” the prosecution averred.
The prosecution averred that Kanu had earlier on August 1, 2015, during a live broadcast, ordered his IPOB members to identify families and friends of Nigerian dignitaries, their houses, schools and workplaces for a reprisal should in-case the security agencies attack Biafrans.
The Nigerian government further alleged that Nnamdi Kanu, had during a Radio Biafra live broadcast on 28th April, 2015, referred to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari as a paedophile, terrorist and an embodiment of evil “knowing same to be false”, which contravenes Section 357 of the Criminal Code Act, 2004.
Other charges read, “that you Nnamdi Kanu, male adult of Afarachukwu lbeku Umahia North Local Government Area of Abia State between the month of March and April 2015 imported into Nigeria and kept in Ubulusiizor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court , a Radio transmitter known as TRAM 50l concealed in a container of used household Which you declared as used household items and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 47 (2) of the Criminal Code of Act ,Cap C45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004….”