An Abuja Federal High Court has ordered that the owner of Radio Biafra and leader of the secessionist agitation group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, be remanded in prison custody.
Delivering ruling on the case following the re-arraignment of the accused on Wednesday,the trial judge, Justice John Tsoho, ordered that Kanu be remanded in Kuje prison pending his trial slated for January 25.
The Street Journal recalls that Kanu, who was arrested in October 2015 is standing trial for allegedly operating an underground radio that is agitating for the creation of an independent state of Biafra.
At Wednesday’s sitting, Kanu was arraigned before Justice Tsoho on charges of treason and other offences bordering on his agitation for the secession of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.
Also arraigned with him are Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
Kanu who was earlier arraigned on December 23, 2015, before Justice Ahmed Mohammed had refused to take his plea citing his lack of confidence in the Judge, who withdrew from the case and returned the case file to the Chief Judge of the Court.