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Nnamdi Kanu's Trial: Legal Team Objects To Fresh Charges

Nnamdi Kanu's Trial: Legal Team Objects To Fresh Charges

Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) in court

The legal team of Nnamdi Kanu has objected to fresh charges filed against the IPOB leader.

Recall that the President Buhari-led government had amended the charges which was initially a seven-count treasonable felony charge to a 15-count amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015.

Addressing journalists after the proceedings Ozekhome said: “I have consulted with my client with regards to the 15-count charge. Some of the statements made by him that were not clear, which I pointed out to the court, the prosecution has been able to give me a copy that is more legible.

"With that, we will take the next step. No one is running from a plea being taken. But the point we made today, which the court appreciated, is that you can’t take plea to counts that have not been given to you.

“We were served some minutes to 10:00 am yesterday – a 15-count amended charge for a case coming up today, whereas, the last date of adjournment was 2nd of December so, they had well-over one month to do that but they didn’t.

“I believe that was intended to frustrate today’s proceedings. In any event, that was the 6th time they are amending the charge.

"Each time they amend, I file a preliminary objection, they go back to the drawing board to re-amend."

Nnamdi Kanu's trial has been adjourned to Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

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