DSS Treason Charges Against NNand Kanu (The Leader of IPOB)



 
Treason, criminal offense involving the attempt, by overt acts, to overthrow the government to which the offender owes allegiance, or to betray the state to a foreign power. Two grades of treason existed in early English law: high treason, which was directed against the Crown, and petty treason, which consisted of a crime against a subject, such as a wife killing her husband, or a servant murdering his master.
 
In early English statutes the more serious offenses were compassing or imagining the death of the sovereign, adhering to the sovereign's enemies and giving them aid and comfort, and levying war against the sovereign. Statutes were changed from time to time between the reign of Edward III and that of Elizabeth I
Article III, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution follows the English law: “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”
In the early days of the American colonies the codes defining treason used such terms as desertion, mutiny,  attempts to subvert or alter government.” Toward the end of the 17th century colonial law followed more closely the English law of treason. During the French and Indian War some colonies considered trading with the enemy treasonous. Massachusetts in 1706 declared “correspondence” with the enemy to be treason.
During the American Revolution, charges of treason were brought against American supporters of the British government. Congress authorized the death penalty for American soldiers who supported King George III. Several men were hanged for enlisting soldiers in the king's army and for various other violations, such as furnishing supplies to the British. Many convicted traitors were pardoned.
The most famous treasonous activity of the Revolution was the planned surrender to the British of the fort at West Point, New York, by the American general Benedict Arnold. His plan was discovered in 1780 when the British soldier John AndrĂ© was captured with documents detailing the surrender. In 1790, Congress fixed the penalty for treason as death by hanging. The accused was to enjoy certain procedural rights: a copy of the indictment; a list of jurors and witnesses at least three days before trial; representation by counsel; compulsory process for witnesses on behalf of the accused; and preemptory challenge of 35 members of the jury pane.

With the above insight, mazi Nnandi Kanu the leader of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) is innocent and has never committed the said offence. Therefore, he should be released unconditionally and compensated for the illegal detention and torture by Nigeria State. I call on international community, United nation, Lovers of justice around the world and friends of Biafrans to prevail on President Buhari to release mazi Nnandi Kanu and the obey international laws on human right which Nigeria is a signatory. Please like and share!

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