Nnamdi Kanu Seeks Negotiation with FG Over Alleged Terrorism Charges

June 19, 2024

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he will, under section 17 of the Federal High Court Act, seek negotiation with the Federal Government.

Section 17 of the Federal High Court Act states: “In any Proceeding In the court, the court may promote reconciliation among parties thereto and encourage and facilitate the amicable settlement thereof”.

Speaking through his lead counsel, Alloy Ejimakor, Kanu made this known on Wednesday after he moved two applications brought before the court.

The first application is to move form 49 and an application objecting to the jurisdiction of the court.

In her reply, Justice Binta Nyako said the court was not a solicitor, but to only hear cases.

Kanu has been in DSS custody since June 2021 when he was arrested in Kenya and has since resumed terrorism-related trials levelled against him by the Federal Government.