Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to amended charges brought against him by the Federal Government at the Federal High Court Court sitting in Abuja.
Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS), was brought to court amid tight security with lawyers and journalists barred from the court room.
Justice Binta Nyako, who is presiding over the matter, rejected an application by Kanu’s lawyers that he should be transferred from custody of the Department of State Service to Kuje Correctional Center.
Justice Nyako then fixed November 10 to hear a fresh motion Kanu filed to challenge the competence of the amended seven-count charge the Federal Government preferred against him.
The IPOB leader, through his team of lawyers led by Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, is asking the court to quash the charge against on the premise that no proof of evidence was attached to the charge.