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PRELIMINARY OBJECTION OF NNAMDI KANU:COURT QUASHES 8 COUNTS, SUSTAINS 7 COUNTS FOR TRIAL                

PRELIMINARY OBJECTION OF NNAMDI KANU:COURT QUASHES 8 COUNTS, SUSTAINS 7 COUNTS FOR TRIAL                

 

The Federal High Court sitting in Aabuja has struck out 8 out of the fifteen counts  preferred against  the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.

The affected counts are, 6, 7,8,9,10,11,12 and 14

The presiding judge Justice Binta Nyako gave the order in a ruling on the preliminary objection of Nnamdi Kanu on his trial

Nnamdi Kanu who is facing fifteen counts charge through his counsel Mike Ozekhome,SAN had  raised preliminary objection on all the fifteen counts preferred against him having pleaded not guilty to  all the counts on arraignment.

The counts bordered  on alleged acts of treasonable felony and terrorism.

“In this instant preliminary objection, 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.

The court  also held that “‘counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 showed  some allegations, which the defendant has to answer.

By this ruling Nnamdi Kanu will now be facing 7 counts as ordered by the court.

Justice Nyako ordered that the court shall proceed to try the defendant on those counts.

After the ruling,  the bail application of Nnamdi Kanu was argued.

Presecution counsel Shuaibu Labaran vehemently opposed the bail application arguing that the defendant had earlier jumped bail.

Defence counsel Mike Ozekhome, SAN  pleaded with the court to grant bail to the defendant in the interest of fair hearing for him to stand his trial.

The matter has been adjourned to 18th and 26 May, 2022 for the commencement of trial.

 

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