The Nigerian government has reduced the number of charges filed against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, with the legal supervision of Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN).
As the ongoing trial has taken a different path, Malami remarked that the court would be hearing instances including murder, terrorism, banditry, and criminality.
The Department of State Services, DSS, had on November 23, 2015, filed cases of intimidation, criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and membership of an illegal organisation, saying it breaches penal code of Section 97, 97B and 397.
The Attorney General in a statement on Wednesday, accused Kanu of committing heinous crimes including the alleged killing of Fulani cattle rearers, Force personnel, amongst others.
He described the Fulani herdsmen as innocent and only catering for their cattle.
He also warned members of IPOB to stay away from the next court sitting in Abuja, but added that Kanu’s lawyers will be permitted around the court premises on the trial day.
Also, no branded IPOB T-shirt or caps will be allowed within the court area.