A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out 8 of the 15 count charges against the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
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The IPOB leader was renditioned from Kenya, has been in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, since his arrest in June 2021, has been facing a 7-count charge boarding terrorism and treason, which was later amended by the FG to a 15-count charge, bordering the same crimes.
In what was expected to be a ruling hearing today, Justice Binta Nyako maintained that 7 out of the 15 charges against Mazi Nnamdi are valid and he will be tried on those charges. In her words, she said;
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“I have read the counts and counts 6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 have not disclosed any offence against the defendant.
“‘Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 show some allegations. The court shall proceed to try the defendant on those count,”
Kanu’s defence team led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) had asked for bail application, which Justice Nyako subsequently fixed for May 2022.