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Nnamdi Kanu Pleads Not Guilty To FG’s Amended Charges

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has pleaded not guilty to the seven amended charges preferred against him by the Federal Government.

Kanu entered the not guilty plea when he was re-arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, saying he is innocent of all the allegations against him.

When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.

The court however refused his application for transfer to Kuje Correctional Centre from the DSS facility where he has been held.

But he trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, allowed three persons of his choice to visit him at the DSS facility.

The judge then adjourned the case to November 10 to hear his application, challenging the competence of the charges.

Journalists were denied entry into the courtroom.

The Federal Government recently amended the charges against him raising them to seven counts as against the five counts he was previously being tried for.

The new charges border on treasonable felony and terrorism.

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