Nigerian FG Files Treason Charges Against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu For Refusing To Denounce Biafra

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December 22, 2015 – Nigerian FG Files Treason Charges Against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu & 2 Pro-Biafra Activists For Refusing To Denounce Agitation For Biafra

The Federal Government had gone to a Federal High Court in Abuja last Friday to prefer six charges against Kanu, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

In the charge-sheet signed by the Director, Public Prosecution (DPP), Mohammed Saidu Diri, for the Attorney-General of the Federation and exclusively obtained by Daily Sun, Kanu and the two others were charged with treasonable felony which is punishable under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

Giving details, the charge-sheet read in part:

“That you, Nnamdi Kanu and other unknown per- sons, now at large, at Lon- don, United Kingdom, between 2014 and September, 2015 with intention to levy war against Nigeria in order to force the President to change his measures of being the President of the Federation, Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation as defined in Section 3 of the Consti- tution of the Federal Re- public of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by doing an act to wit: Broadcast on Radio Biafra your preparations for the states in the South- East geo-political zone, South-South geo-political zone, the Igala Community of Kogi State and the Idoma/Igede Community of Benue State to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria and form them- selves into a Republic of Biafra, and thereby committed an offence punish- able under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Fed- eration of Nigeria 2004.”

On count two of the charges, the federal authorities also accused the trio of managing an unlawful society.

Giving the particulars of the offence, the Attorney- General said: “That you, Nnamdi Kanu and others, now at large, between 2012 and September, 2015 at South-East geo-political zone and the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this honourable court manage an unlawful society with more than 10 members to wit: unregistered with the Corporate Affairs Commission or any other registration au- thority to wit. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) thereby committed an offence which is punishable under Section 63 of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

Kanu and the two others were also accused of concealing goods in a container that was holding goods of different descriptions, punishable under Section 47 (2)(a) of the Customs and Excise Management Act, CAP 45 Laws of the Federation.

The particulars read: “That you, Nnamdi Kanu between the months of March and April, 2015 imported into Nigeria and kept in Ubulusiuzor town in Ihiala local Government Area of Anambra State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, a radio transmitter known as TRAM 5OL concealed in a container which you described as containing household items, which you so declared and that, you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 47(2) (a) of the Customs and Excise Management Act.”

They were also accused on counts four and five of assisting in the management of unlawful society and unlawful possession of firearms respectively. Madubugwu was also charged with assisting in the management of unlawful society: “That you Benjamin Madubugwu in the month of April, 2015 at Ubulusiuzor town, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State of Nigeria within the juris- diction of this honourable court assisted in the man- agement of an unlawful society known as the In- digenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by doing an act to wit, accepted and kept in your residence a container housing a radio transmit- ter known as TRAM 50L, with knowledge that the said transmitter belongs to an unlawful society (known as IPOB) and that you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 63 of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

Earlier, while raising the alarm, Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, told Daily Sun on phone that after the court released his elder brother unconditionally, IPOB members went to the DSS office to complete papers for his release, but that unfortunately, the DSS brought a document for Nnamdi Kanu to sign to the effect he would denounce the agitation for Biafra.

Prince Emmanuel dis- closed that based on the fact that the Abuja High Court granted his brother unconditional release, Nnamdi Kanu rdid not sign the document and the DSS refused to release him on the pretext they were coming up with a treason charge against the IPOB leader.

[Daily Sun]

21 thoughts on “Nigerian FG Files Treason Charges Against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu For Refusing To Denounce Biafra

  1. it is a good price to be paid for being a leader, Ralph Uwazuruike paid it for 5yrs incaceration. leadership is sacrifice, it will provide vibrant and real negotiation after these. Peace of Nigeria will be paramount …..

  2. Tis is the beginning next tiem you regian freedom you will learn how to use your freedom wisely and not stupidly as you did in those incriminating video I saw on Utube. you are a terrorist and should be treated as such
    no pity for you

    • Tolu or whatever u call yourself, it would have been better if you had chosen to remain silent over this issue you know nothing about than exposing low level of reasoning and lack of understanding of events in this disappointing country. Nnamdi Kanu is being framed up for alleged case of treason for refusing to bow down on his agitation for freedom of his people. Did you reason why both Federal High Court and Magistrate Court discharged him of every alleged cases labeled on him by the DSS and how this same FG has flouted the same Courts orders to release him unconditionally? This country is becoming so lawless still people are being expected to obey the stay laws. WHAT A SCAM!

    • Shot that ur useless mouth up.Biafra is near,we defeated them before, we are going to defeat zoo,headquarters of Satan and agents again.

  3. Fighting for freedom comes with a price tag. But after watching the video made by Mazi Nnamdi Kano, I begin to wonder why would an educated fellow like him blatantly chose to commit a treasonable act. The offer by the DSS to discretely allow him to disnounce Biafra even shows the unwillingness to prosecute him which is even an offence and an accessary by the DSS to cover up and sweep the criminal act by this fellow under the carpet.

    Nigeria of today will not condone such not even from the government agencies as the power of the media will never have allowed that to be swept away. If Biafra wants a sovereign their are proper procedures. The United Kingdom comprises of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Biafra could be achieved through proper dialogue and negotiation with the involvement of international community.

    With credible evidence against Kano for his outburst of Biafra let us see what the criminal justice do as we wait and watch.

  4. Chain this 419 man he wanted to make money through radio Biafra and pretend to agitate for Biafra. He is British,what is he doing in Nigeria?. You are joking with the government of the day.I watched his speech in USA on youtube,he is not intelligent at all,by way of speech and presentation. Please keep him chained. He was preaching violence and to get guns from USA to fight Nigerian government. Can somebody show him pictures or play him video of cost of war on Biafrans if he is preaching violence.

  5. ANIMALS!!!!! HAVE YOU ALL STOPED BEING INTERNATIONAL ARMRUBBERS ALL OVER THE WORLD? YOU PEOPLE SHOULD WORK ON YOU MORAL ETHICS BEFORE TALKING ABOUT FORMING YOUR OWN REPBULIC. HOW CAN CRIMINALS, 419, ARMRUBBERS, KIDNERPERS FORM A REPUBLIC? THIS KANU IS JOBLESS, IF HE HAS A BUSINESS DOING, NO IBO MAN WOULD LIVE HIS BUSINESS AND BE CHASING AFTER EGG!(BIAFRA). RUBBISH.

  6. Rubbish is it a crime for someone to be free? you are talking of count why cant you people one day said the reason you are holding this young man. freedom thats all.

  7. Nonsense, useless, foolish, big4nothing, stupid, lawless, uncivilize country where there is high rate of injustice, Thank God i dont base there.

  8. What Kanu Nnamdi is doing to his people is nothing but to 419 them,misinformed those dumb Igbos, extort their hard earned money from and propagation of pure hatred, division, civil unrest, and social economy destruction of the Southeast region. I still don’t know why the Ndigbo refuse to dig into the lifestyle and history of their supposed leader who called them animals in the zoo? Kanu Nnamdi was a frustrated, mentally unstable, and jobless Nigerian who happened to live in London. Nobody is holding the Ndigbo nation from forming their Biafra, however, it is my believe that millions of good Igbos who have flourishing businesses scattered all over Nigeria are not on board with this craziness, intolerance, tribalism, pure hatred for president Buhari. Before the last Biafra war, all the Ndigbo living in the north, Southwest, and other typical non-Igbo states vacated them and they all came back home to defence Ojukwu declaration of war against Nigerian government. In the end, the Igbos lost the war with great casualties and setbacks. Is Kanu calling for the repeat of that war? If the Igbos are ready to live Nigeria to form Biafra,they can do that without violence. They must all start to vacate there dwelling places in other parts of Nigeria and relocate back home to the five Igbo states. Calling for Biafra when over 70% of good and business minded Ndigbo people are still living in Lagos, Oshun, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Kano, Niger, Kwara, Kaduna, Maiduguiri, and other non Igbo state make them sound not serious, hypocritical, and unreasonable. The Ndigbo people are free to leave Nigeria if they are fed up, but they have to make the first move. Leave and go back to those five states and start developing them economically, socially and politically. Shikenah!

  9. These agitators and their pay masters risk being declared stateless because Nigeria will never yield to betrayal of ceeding an inch of its teritories to Biafran rebels. Fortunately, millions of South Easterners commiting crimes all over the world are now so recognised by their tribe and no more lump together as Nigerians. They probably should have been allowed to go their way a long time ago before this level of destructions they have caused Nigeria.

  10. These agitators and their pay masters risk being declared stateless because Nigeria will never yield to betrayal of ceeding an inch of its teritories to Biafran rebels. Fortunately, millions of South Easterners commiting crimes all over the world are now so recognised by their tribe and no more lump together as Nigerians. They probably should have been allowed to go their way a long time ago before this level of destructions they have caused Nigeria.

  11. If they are the problems of your country then you should pray for to leave you alone, or are afraid to leave with aboki

  12. Absolute nonsense. Why didn’t he try that shit during Babangida or Obasanjo’s administration? He would be a dead man, vanished without trace. This is too much of a distraction. Why waste taxpayers money trying a mad man? Put him in a secure psychiatric hospital and let them give him injections until he completely forgets his name, not to mention Biafra. Why are these people bent on destroying Nigeria? Bastards!

  13. Biafra we stand… There is nothing like one Nigeria, where South South or South East are not allow to rule, look at the way they criticized Jona bcos he is not an hausa man. Hausa and Yoruba should live 2geta and allow us to have our Biafra.
    Thunder-fire-our-bad-leaders-Amen
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  14. many of you that are blabbing nonsense about an innocent man Nnamdi kanu who only wants freedom for his people are talking nonsense. for over many years now Nigerians are being ruled by hausa and Yoruba they never allowed Igbo to rule. think of it, all the top people Buhari has put in power today comprises Yoruba and Hausa. igbos are suffering a lot in the hands of these people. what is the big deal that we Biafra’s want to be on our own we’ve had enough of their intimidation.

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