The Federal High Court in Abuja, today fixed October 17 to begin full-blown hearing into the treasonable felony charge the federal government entered against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Federal government is prosecuting Kanu alongside three other pro-biafra agitators- Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

Their trial which was originally billed to commence this week, was shifted till October considering that the High Court has embarked on its annual vacation.

The defendants were said to have committed an offence punishable under section 41(c) of the Criminal Code Act, cap. C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Though trial Justice Binta Nyako had in a ruling on April 25 released Kanu on bail after he had spent a year and seven months in detention, the court however okayed his co-defendants to remain in prison custody.

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