Court strikes out seven counts against Nnamdi Kanu


Court strikes out seven counts against Nnamdi Kanu

A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out 8 from the 15 counts contained in charge against detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government.

Justice Binta Nyako, in a ruling on Friday, held that the affected counts do not disclose any offence against Kanu.

Justice Nyako’s ruling was on a preliminary objection by Kanu, with which he challenged the validity of the 15-count amended charge on which he was re-arraigned.

The judge said: “In this instant preliminary objection application, I have read the counts and come to the conclusion that 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, which the defendant has to answer.

“The court shall proceed to try the defendant on those counts.”