The incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, his fellow defendants, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, on Tuesday allegedly described President Muhammadu Buhari as a terrorist. Kanu, Onwudiwe, Madubugwu and Nwawuisi are currently standing trial before Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court on an 11-count charge bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.
Speaking shortly after Wednesday’s proceedings, the IPOB leader accused President Muhammadu Buhari of committing treasonable felony in 1983. In a visibly angry voice, Kanu said, ‘’You want to try somebody who is learned; are you mad. How can you jail me? idiots!’’ ‘’Buhari committed treasonable felony in 1983’’ ‘’Nigeria is an expired country.’’
Madubugwu on his part said, ‘’Uwazuruike must come out and testify. Hausa Boko Haram everywhere. Try your father in secret not me and see idiots.‘’Do you see it; we are even with handcuffs inside the court? This is what Buhari is doing. This is one of the intimidation. Can you see it? ‘Secret trail to defend Nigeria created by human beings? Nigeria was created 1ST January 1914 and Nigeria expired on 31 of December 1983. Nigeria is a fraud.
I have nothing in common with an Hausa man and Yoruba man.” Earlier, Kanu had rejected his secret trial, “I SHALL NOT BE TRIED SECRETLY WHILE MY ACCUSERS accused me publicly.” During the proceedings, Kanu’s legal team had accused security operatives of harassing and killing some IPOB members who visit Kanu in Kuje prison.
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