The Federal Government has listed some lawyers of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, as accomplices in alleged treason.
In an interview with Vanguard, a member of Kanu’s legal team, who craved anonymity, said the government listed Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Maxwell Opara as accomplices of the IPOB leader.
He said the government alleged that Ejiofor and Opara were constantly in contact with Kanu after he jumped bail and fled the country.
Recalls that Kanu was subsequently re-arrested and repatriated back to the country from Kenya to continue with his terrorism trial.
On April 8, Justice Binta Nyako struck out eight out of the 15-count treasonable felony charge levelled against the embattled IPOB leader
The judge struck out counts 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12,13 and 14 of the charges.
She allowed counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15.
Meanwhile, the Federal government has removed one charge out of seven against the Biafra activist.
In a recent development, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has denied the bail application of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB).
The judge said Nnamdi Kanu must account for his whereabouts for years when he was first given bail but refused to appear in court for trial.
The court disagreed with the defendant’s claim that he fled the nation when an armed retinue raided his ancestral home in Abia state.
This development was made known to newsmen on Wednesday by Nnamdi Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.
Ejimakor said: “The Federal Government just amended the charges against Nnamdi Kanu now, they removed one, you know it was seven, but they removed one, and now it’s six.”