Court rejects 8 out of 15 charges against Nnamdi Kanu


The Abuja Federal High Court says it will not entertain 8 out of 15 charges levelled against Nnamdi Kanu.

Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Federal Government filed 15 terrorism charges against him.

Justice Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, struck out counts 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14.

She was delivering a ruling on the validity of the charges and sustained counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, and 15.

She held that the struck out charges did not disclose any offence by Kanu.

In addition, she stated that Kanu’s trial will be based on sustained charges.

However, the media is not allowed to cover the proceeding.

On Thursday, the information officer of the Federal High Court of Nigeria released a statement that there won’t be an opportunity for newsmen to cover terrorism cases henceforth.

He said that this is imperative so that litigants, as well as court officials, will be safe during proceedings.

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