The Federal Government has amended charges levelled against NnamdiKanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, it was learnt.
Following the new development, the Nigerian government is set to re-arraign Nnamdi Kanu on an amended six-count treasonable felony charge.
The amendment came on the day, the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako fixed to hear an application Kanu filed to be released on bail, pending the determination of the charge against him.
A report by Vanguard claimed that a member of Kanu’s legal team, who craved anonymity, said on Wednesday that the government in the amended charge, listed some lawyers representing the IPOB leader, including Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Mr Maxwell Opara, as accomplices of the defendant.
The Federal Government it was learnt, accused the lawyers of constantly being in contact with Kanu after he jumped bail and fled the country in 2017 following the invasion of his home in Umuahia, Abia State by soldiers.
Kanu was later re-arrested and returned back to Nigeria from Kenya, in a controversial circumstance in 2021.
On April 8, 2022, Justice Nyako struck out eight out of the the15-count treasonable felony charge levelled against him by the government.
Justice Nyako held that the charges were mere repetitions that did not disclose any offence that could be sustained by the proof of evidence before the court.