Kanu denied being an IPOB member – FG’s lawyer


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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has denied being a member of the proscribed group.

Counsel to the Federal Government in Kanu’s trial, Shuaibu Labaran stated this while revealing what transpired at the resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday.

Labaran, who spoke with journalists after the court session, said that Kanu “vehemently” denied being a member of the group.

Describing Kanu’s denial as “curious”, he noted that the prosecution would prove beyond reasonable doubt that Kanu is a member of the separatist group.

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“One of the charges suggesting that the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu is a member of IPOB and he vehemently denied being a member of IPOB.

“That is very curious and we urge Nigerians to see us through how we are going to prove all those charges against the defendant in no time to come,” the prosecution counsel told newsmen.

An Abia State High Court ordered FG to pay N1 billion in damages to Kanu for violation of his fundamental human rights.

Meanwhile, Justice Binta Nyako, in whose court Kanu is being prosecuted on terrorism-related charges, fixed February 16 for the determination of an application challenging the competence of the charge against the defendant.

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