A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered that the detained leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing and determination of his bail application.

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Justice James Tsoho gave the order shortly after Nnamdi Kanu and two others pleaded not guilty to a six-count charge of treasonable felony and illegal importation of a radio transmitter‎ preferred against them by the Federal Government.

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Mr Kanu entered a not guilty plea to a three-count charge of broadcasting materials aimed at causing Nigeria’s disintegration, managing an unlawful society known as IPOB and importing into Nigeria a radio transmitter concealed in a container, said to contain household items.

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