Nigeria laws allow restricted terrorism trial for Nnamdi Kanu ― Lawyer

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Nigeria laws allow restricted terrorism trial for Nnamdi Kanu ― Lawyer

Nigeria laws allow restricted terrorism trial for IPOB ― Lawyer
Nigeria laws allow restricted terrorism trial for IPOB ― Lawyer
Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader

A legal practitioner, Samson Umoru, has explained that Nigerian government can try proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu under stealth circumstances, sections of the Nigerian law has revealed.

He pointed that the Nigeria’s Terrorism Act of 2013 gives the court the powers to conduct such trial under more restrictive circumstances as is the case in certain parts of the country.

“These laws are in line with global standards including those of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 – Sections 802-811.

“According to the Practice Direction and Protocol of Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act 2013, Section 34 subsection 3, “The court may also decide, in the public interest and national security that (a) all or any of the proceedings pending before the court shall not be published in any manner; and (b) that such proceedings shall be adjourned and the accused persons detained pending when the Attorney-General is able to guarantee the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper