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Court adjourns trial of Nnamdi Kanu till December 1

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    A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of pro-Biafra leader and founder of Biafra Radio, Nnamdi Kanu till December 1.

    Kanu is standing trial for treason, management of unlawful group, smuggling of radio transmitters and firearms. At the resumed hearing on Thursday, the judge, Justice Binta Nyako heard the bail applications filed by Kanu’s lawyers and other defendants in the case.

    After listening to all the arguments he fixed December 1 for his ruling. Kanu was charged before the Federal High Court, Abuja alongside two others, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi in a fresh six-count charge of treason and managing the affairs of ‘an unlawful society.’

    The government is accusing Kanu of plotting to split Nigeria, by creating a Biafra Republic with southeast, south south states, and parts of Kogi and Benue states, as component units.

    His lawyers had earlier this year, said the Biafra leader was open negotiations with the federal government. The lawyers however said such negotiations can only take place after he is released from incarceration.

    The lawyers also made it clear that he is not part of the bargaining chip of neither the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) nor the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), who have both said he should be released as part of their own negotiations with the federal government.

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