Tuesday, April 16, 2024

High Court Strikes Out Eight Counts Against Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has had eight of the 15 count charge filed against him, struck out by The Federal High Court in Abuja.

The 15 charges which bordered on terrorism were filed against Kanu by the Federal Government.

When the case resumed on Friday at the court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Binta Nyako struck out eight of the charges while delivering a ruling on the validity of the charges.

She held that in the instant preliminary objection application, counts six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, and 14 have not disclosed any offense by the defendant.

The judge, however, acknowledged that counts one, two, three, four, five, 13, and 15 showed some allegations against the IPOB leader, saying the trial of the defendant would proceed on those counts.

According to her, rendition for the purpose of criminal investigation is allowed and in the instant case, there is a bench warrant on the defendant, suffice to say he is a fugitive before the court.

Ruling on the issue of the proscription of IPOB, the judge held that the case was pending before the appeal court and as such, the order proscribing the organization was subsisting until it was vacated.

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