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Federal High Court has granted Nnamdi Kanu 3 days to battle fresh bail, terrorism charges

The federal high court in Abuja has given Nnamdi Kanu, the self-declared leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), three days to present his case for new bail and to challenge the competence of the federal government’s new terrorism charges against him.

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Kanu was charged with 7 counts of terrorism on Thursday, October 21, 2021, and pleaded not guilty, opting to challenge the validity of the alleged heinous crimes.

The matter will be heard for three days, according to a hearing notice issued by the federal high court for the determination of Kanu’s two motions, which was spotted by EJES GIST NEWS on Sunday.

The hearing notice served on the federal government through the Federal Ministry of Justice and on Kanu through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, set the dates for the two motions to be heard on January 18, 19, and 20, 2022, respectively.

Nnamdi Kanu is also expected to use the three days to argue that the court lacks jurisdiction to try him on the terrorism charge because the alleged crimes were committed in the United Kingdom rather than Nigeria.

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Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lawyer, confirmed to NEWSMEN that he has received the hearing notice and that his legal team is fully prepared to face .

Kanu was re-arrested in Kenya in June 2021 and extradited to Nigeria to face trial; he has since been confined to the Department of State Service DSS detention facility in Abuja, as ordered by the court.

He was first apprehended by Department of State Service (DSS) operatives in a Lagos hotel in 2015, and arraigned alongside four others in 2016.

Kanu is challenging the charge on the grounds that it does not link him to the crime and that the alleged crimes were committed in the United Kingdom, among other things.

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