From Olalekan Awojodu, Abuja
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday struck out eight out of the 15-count charge preferred by the Federal Government against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Nyako freed Nnamdi Kanu on the eight counts while ruling on a preliminary objection filed by the IPOB leader challenging the validity of the 15-count amended charge preferred against him by the Federal Government.
“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 offense against the Defendant.
“‘Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 shows some allegations, which the Defendant has to answer.
“The court shall proceed to try the defendant on those counts, Justice Nyako ordered. After quashing 8 charges, court adjourns Kanu’s trial to 18th and 26th May, 2022 respectively, while ruling on bail application is slated for the 18th, the 26th would be for continuation of trial.
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