President Buhari Disappointed On London Sick Bed, As Court ‘Frees’ Nnamdi Kanu In A World Record Breaking Judgement
A Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck out six out of the eleven charges instituted against the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and other persons.
Justice Binta Nyako, struck out the charges as she upheld part of the preliminary objection filed by three of the four defendants in her ruling, on Wednesday.
According to the Judge, the struck out charges did not call for a trial, due to lack of evidence in the proof of evidence filed by the prosecution.
Recall, that the accused were on November 8, 2016, re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako, on an amended eleven counts, comprising terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms, and improper importation of goods.
The accused persons charged along with Kanu, were the National Coordinator of IPOB members, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, and David Nwawuisi.
However, in the ruling on the applications by Kanu and two other accused persons, on Wednesday, Justice Nyako, held that six of the eleven charges disclosed no prima facie case and the elements of offences supposedly preferred against the defendants.
The struck out charges contained in counts 3, 5, 7, and 10, related to management of unlawful organisation, intention to manufacture bomb and improper importation of a radio transmitter.
The Judge, in striking out the charge of management of unlawful organisation, held that the prosecution had failed to show that IPOB was either unlawful, unregistered, or had been proscribed.