Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday fixed 10 November for hearing the application of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, challenging the competency of the charge filed against him by the Federal Government.
The judge fixed the date after the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) filed a fresh seven-count charge against Kanu.
The judge also made an order that three people of Kanu’s choice should be allowed to visit him every Thursday
However, Kanu’s plea to be transfered to Kuje Correctional Centre was rejected by the court.
Earlier, the DSS brought Kanu into the courtroom on the fifth floor of the high-rise building about 9:45am in the company of heavily armed security agents.
The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) on Monday filed a fresh charge against Kanu bordering on treasonable felony and acts of terrorism.
He had been granted bail in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.
He later left Nigeria after soldiers raided his father’s residence in Abia state in November 2017.
IPOB was subsequently declared a terrorist group by the defence headquarters and court after the southeast governors proscribed it.
The Federal Government arrested and returned Kanu on June 20. On June 28, Justice Binta Nyako gave the order that he be remanded in DSS custody.
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