The IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, contends that the charges lack merit.
By Our Editor
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, fixed November 10 to hear an application filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, challenging the competence of the treasonable felony charges filed against him by the federal government.
This is, via his fresh application, asking the court to dismiss the newly amended charges of seven counts.
The judge, Binta Nyako, fixed the date after the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) filed the amended charges.
Mrs Nyako also made an order that three people of Mr Kanu’s choice should be allowed to visit him every Thursday.
However, Mr Kanu’s request that he be transferred to Kuje Correctional Centre was rejected by the court.
Earlier, the State Security Service (SSS) brought Mr Kanu to the courtroom on the fifth floor of the Federal High Court edifice in Abuja around 9:45 a.m. surrounded by heavily armed security agents.
EAGLE EYE NEWS24 reports that many journalists and lawyers were denied entry into the court premises.
Recall that the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation had, on Monday, filed fresh amended charges of seven counts against Mr Kanu.
Among the charges are treasonable felony and acts of terrorism which he is accused of perpetrating through his separatist activities.