Court dismisses charges against Nnamdi Kanu
Barely 24 hours after former CBN Governor, Charles Soludo, led a pan-Igbo group, to visit him in prison and asked for his immediate release, Justice Binta Nyako, of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has dismissed six of the 11 charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the federal government.
The charges dismissed bordered on “ownership of unlawful society, illegal importation of radio transmitters and researching on how to make improvised explosive devices”. The charges were dismissed for lack of evidence.
Recall that a magistrate court in Abuja had thrown out similar charges in 2015.
However, she held that Kanu would be re-arraigned on a five-count of treasonable felony.
The quashing followed the January 12, prayer of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lawyer, that the court quashes the charges against his client because he had not committed any offence by agitating for the state of Biafra.