The detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the new six-count charges filed against him by the Federal Government, describing them ” as frivolous, unfounded and as baseless as the one sought to be amended”.
The IPOB leader said this was the last trump card of the Federal Government to frustrate the hearing of his bail application scheduled for November 8, 2016.
Kanu in a reaction through his Defence Counsel, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said contrary to media reports, that he was never charged with terrorism offences in the amended charge, neither was he charged with 11 count amended charge.
Speaking exclusively to New Telegraph in Abuja, Ejiofor said a cursory glean at the new concocted amended six-count charges preferred against Nnamdi Kanu, showed that the new counts 5 and 6, are repetitions of Count 3 in the earlier charge and which is improper importation of goods.
He argued that the six count charge preferred against Nnamdi Kanu, were not only empty, but frivolous and baseless stressing that they were merely concocted to make the alleged offences look magnificent.
“The proof of evidence attached to the charge preferred against our Client does not in any way show that our Client was at anytime arrested with any form of arms or dangerous weapons, as none was mentioned in the proof of evidence attached to the six count charge preferred against Nnamdi Kanu” he said .