Co-defendants of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu have taken plea in a fresh charge submitted before the Federal High Court, Abuja by the Federal Government.
Four of Kanu’s co-defendants, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi, and Bright Chimezie Tuesday pleaded not guilty to three count-charges of setting up illegal broadcast in London and Nigeria for the secession of the South East, South South and parts of Benue and Kogi States from Nigeria.
They also pleaded not guilty to illegal importation of radio transmitter, and unlawful possession of firearms.
This followed fresh application by the Federal Government, lawyer, Magaji Labaran, who informed the court that a fresh information, which reduces the charges from five to three counts have been filed before the court.
Defence lawyers, Chukwudi Igwe, P.A.N Ejiofor, and Maxwel Okpara had earlier objected to the application.
They had said that the fresh information was a plan to delay the trial and that it was not ripe for hearing having been served on them while in court.