On Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced that the four co-defendants of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamd Kanu, who is facing terrorist accusations, will be arraigned.
According to DAILY POST NIGERIA, the arraignment would take place before Justice Binta Nyako at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Already, heavily armed Department of State Services (DSS) officers have taken up positions in and around the courthouse to rule out any potential threat to the peace from their followers.
At the time of this report, the four defendants who are Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudike, Benjamin Maduagwu and David Nwaurusi have already arrived the court room in Abuja.
Meanwhile, both Justice Nyako and counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Shuaib Magaji Labaran are yet to arrive the court room.
Counsel to the defendants, led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor have arrived and are waiting for the commencement of proceedings.
The Biafran forerunner Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is facing a lawsuit instituted against him by the President Buhari- led administration in the federal high court Abuja under Justice Binta Nyako.
Kanu was previously tried on seven- count charges bordering on terrorism acts, possession of illegal weapons, killing in the southeast of the country among others.
However, Kanu was granted bail in 2017 on health issues he later jumped the bail and relocated to abroad where he was said to have piloted the affairs of the separatist group IPOB for the past four years.
Kanu was re- arrested in June 2021 in Kenya, he was deported back to Nigeria to face trial, after a pretrial in Abuja, the high court ordered the DSS to detain him for further trials.
Meanwhile, Mazi Kanu is still under the constody of the Nigerian secret police as he await trials.
However, on Monday 17th January 2022, the federal government of Nigeria instituted a fresh eight- count terrorism lawsuit against the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, henceforth Kanu will answer 15 count charges before Justice Binta Nyako