The Federal Government has again amended the terrorism charges against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

Mr Kanu was first arraigned on 11-count charge which the court quashed down to 5-count charge. In October, after he was mysteriously abducted from Kenya and brought back to the country, the government amended it to 7-count charge and he pleaded not guilty to them all.

With the latest amendment, Mr Kanu will now enter his fresh plea to the new charges increased to fifteen before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 was signed by the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, M. B. Abubakar.

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It comes barely 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of hearing by trial Justice Binta Nyako.

The fifteen amended charges are reproduced below.

COUNT ONE

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State sometimes in 2021 being a member and the leader of lndigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a proscribed Organisation, did commit an act in furtherance of an act of Terrorism against the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the People of Nigeria by a making a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to intimidate the population and you threatened that people will die, the whole world will stand still and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(6) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act. 2013.

COUNT TWO

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State sometimes in 2021 did commit an act in furtherance of an act of Terrorism against the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the People of Nigeria made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, with intent to intimidate the population, you issued a deadly threat that anyone who flouted your sit-at-home order should “write his/her Will” as a result, Banks, Schools, Markets, Shopping Malls, Fuel stations domiciled in the Eastern States of Nigeria were not opened for businesses, citizens and vehicular movements in the Eastern States of Nigeria were grounded within the Jurlsdiction of this Honourable Court and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(b) of the Terrorism Prevention Ammendment Act. 2013.

COUNT THREE

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Govenment Area of Abia State on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, professed yourself to be a member and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a proscribed
organisation in Nigeria and that you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishabie under Section 16 of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act. 2013.

COUNT FOUR

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in furtherance of an Act of Terrorism against the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the people of Nigeria in which you incite members of the public in Nigeria to hunt and kill Nigeria Security personnel and that you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT FIVE

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria in which you incite members of the Public in Nigeria to hunt and kill families of Nigeria security personnel and that you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amenament Act, 2013.

COUNT SIX

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria in which you incite members of the Public in Nigeria to attack Officers of the Nigerian Police Force and you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT SEVEN

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria in which you incite members of the Public in Nigeria to attack Officers of the Nigerian Police Force and you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT EIGHT

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria in which you directed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a proscribed organisation to manufacture bombs you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(f) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT NINE

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria, with intent to destabilise the Fundamental Political and Economic structures of Nigeria. You incite members of the Public to stop the Anambra State Elections and you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT TEN

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria, with intent to destabilise the fundamental political and economic structure of Nigeria, you incite members of the Public to destroy public facilities and you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT ELEVEN

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to intimidate the population of Nigeria, in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria threatened members of the public not to come out on Monday, 31st day of May, 2021 and you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT TWELVE

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to incite members of the public to stage a violent revolution in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria and that you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT THIRTEEN

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to incite violence a furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria hence directed members of the Public to burn down every Federal facility in Lagos, resulting in a major economic loss to the federal government and you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT FOURTEEN

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between 2018 and 2021 made a broadcast received and heard in Nigeria within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to incite violence in furtherance of an act of terrorism against the Federal Republic Nigeria and the people of Nigeria hence you directed members of the Public to destroy public transport system in Lagos resulting in major economic loss to the government and you there by committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2)(h) of the Terrorism Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.

COUNT FIFTEEN

That you Nnamdi Kanu, Male, Adult, of Afaranukwu lbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, on diverse dates between the month of March and April 2015 imported into Nigeria and kept and kept in Ubulisiuzor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, a radio transmitter known as TRAM 50L concealed in a container of used household items which you declared as used household items, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 47 (2)(a) of criminal code Act. Cap. C45 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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