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Terrorism charge: Nnamdi Kanu the IPOB leader pleaded Not Guilty

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 Terrorism cost Nnamdi Kanu the IPOB chief pleaded Not Responsible  The chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Wedne…

Terrorism cost Nnamdi Kanu the IPOB chief pleaded Not Responsible

The chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, pleaded not responsible to the contemporary amended 15-count cost of treasonable felony filed in opposition to him by the Federal Authorities.

Kanu, who was introduced into the courtroom around 10.15 am, stated he was harmless of all of the allegations leveled in opposition to him.

He additionally complained from the dock that some counts within the amended cost had been comparable.

In the meantime, instantly taking his plea, the prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, instructed the Federal Excessive Court docket that he was able to proceed with the trial, including that he introduced two witnesses to testify in opposition to Kanu.

Nonetheless, Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), instructed the court docket that he had on Tuesday night, filed a 43-paged preliminary objection for the cost to be quashed and struck out with out the matter continuing to trial. Terrorism charge Nnamdi Kanu

“We’re additional asking that the defendant ought to be discharged and acquitted as there’s nothing on this cost. It has no foundation in any respect.

“We even have a movement requesting the courtroom to grant bail to the defendant,” he added.

Labaran, on his half, argued that Kanu’s two functions weren’t ripe for listening to, stressing that he would require time to undergo them in order to have the ability to reply.

“In essence, the enterprise of the day can’t be allowed to be truncated by these functions,” he argued. Terrorism charge Nnamdi Kanu

In a short ruling, Justice Nyako stated that since Kanu’s first utility was difficult the propriety of his trial in addition to the competence of the cost in opposition to him, the Court docket ought to listen to it first.

“As for the second movement (on the difficulty of bail), I don’t even need to speak about it, not less than not at this stage,” Justice Nyako held.

The Court docket subsequently adjourned until February 16 to listen to the pending utility.

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