The Federal High Court on Friday 8th April, 2022, has cancelled eight of the 15 terrorism and felony charges against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), since his arrest in June 2021. Kanu was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria to continue his trial before Justice Nyako.
Justice Binta Nyako freed Nnamdi Kanu on the 8 counts while ruling on a preliminary objection filed by the IPOB leader.
“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,” Justice Nyako said.
The charges which bordered on terrorism were filed against Kanu by the Federal Government. He was arrested and arraigned for agitating for the actualization of Biafra.
By NWANKWO, Grace Chinasa