Just In: Court strikes out eight of 15 charges against Nnamdi Kanu
- Bayo Adetu
- April 8, 2022
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A federal high court in Abuja has struck out eight out of the 15-count charge filed against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the federal government.
Binta Nyako, the judge ruling on Kanu’s application on Friday, struck out counts 6,7,9,10,11,12,13 and 14.
He is to stand trial on counts 1,2,3,4,5,8 and 15.
Kanu is standing trial on an amended 15-count charge bordering on treasonable felony.
Mike Ozekhome, Kanu’s lead counsel, describe the charges as “defective and baseless”.
He said his application seeks the “quashing, striking out and dismissing of the 15-count amended charge” for being “incompetent and denying the court of jurisdiction to entertain the suit”.
The application, premised on 34 grounds and supported by a 36-paragraph affidavit, is also seeking an order acquitting and discharging Kanu.
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