Court dismisses six of eleven charges against Nnamdi kanu

Chidi Samuel || An Abuja federal high court, Presided over by Justice Binta Nyako on Wednesday dismissed six of the 11 charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the federal government.

The six charges bordered on “ownership of unlawful society, illegal importation of radio transmitters and researching on how to make improvised explosive devices”.

Justice Nyako dismissed the six charges because the prosecutor did not present any evidence.

However, she held that Kanu would be re-arraigned on a five count of treasonable felony.

Kanu’s lawyers had earlier in January asked the court to dismiss the charges against his client because he had not committed any offence by agitating for an Independent State of Biafra.

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Kanu has been in detention since late 2015 when he was arrested by security operatives after arriving Nigeria from the United Kingdom.

Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, lead a group of Igbo leaders to call for the immediate release of the IPOB leader.