The Federal Government of Nigeria last week charged Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra pirate radio station and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with treasonable felony.
In the charge-sheet signed by the Director, Public Prosecution (DPP), Mohammed Saidu Diri, for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Kanu and the two others were charged with treasonable felony which is punishable under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
Giving details, the charge-sheet read in part:
“That you, Nnamdi Kanu and other unknown per- sons, now at large, at London, United Kingdom, between 2014 and September, 2015 with intention to levy war against Nigeria in order to force the President to change his measures of being the President of the Federation, Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation as defined in Section 3 of the Constitution of the Federal Re- public of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by doing an act to wit: Broadcast on Radio Biafra your preparations for the states in the South- East geo-political zone, South-South geo-political zone, the Igala Community of Kogi State and the Idoma/Igede Community of Benue State to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria and form themselves into a Republic of Biafra, and thereby committed an offence punish- able under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”
On count two of the charges, the federal authorities also accused the trio of managing an unlawful society.
The question as to why Nnamdi Kanu was charged as such has been asked by many, and now MDB found online one of the videos which shows Kanu threatening the peaceful existence of Nigeria as a country.
In the video, Kanu threatens hell and brimstone, if he and his followers are not ‘given Biafra'(sic). He threatens the entire Nation with a genocide, saying that he and his people are assembling some of the best scientists to create weapons of mass destruction. He categorically says that Nigeria will burn to the ground and that he will actualise his dream of Biafra by every means possible including blood shed and violence.
See and listen to him talk in the video below.
I haven’t really made any comment before now on this whole Biafra agitation but this video shocked me beyond compare. Nnamdi Kanu’s audacity is just unbelievable. How can you threaten an entire nation and expect the Government not to react? This is just crazy. Do leave your comments.