A 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 of Nigeria.
According to Sun reports, the charges that was dismissed bordered on “ownership of unlawful society, illegal importation of radio transmitters and researching on how to make improvised explosive devices”.
Before this present judgement, A magistrate court in Abuja had thrown out similar charges in 2015.
Presiding judge Justice Binta Nyako said she took the decision to dismiss the six charges because the prosecutor did not present any evidence.
Kanu would however be re-arraigned on a five-count charge of treasonable felony, she said.
Meanwhile, overzealous police officers on Wednesday, March 1, prevented members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) from gaining access to the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The officers also prevented several journalists from entering the high court without giving adequate reasons for its actions.
Nnamdi Kanu’s counsel Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor brought the attention of the matter to the presiding judge who had cryptic words for the security agencies.
Ejiofor lamented the continuous intimidation and suppression of journalists who are present to cover the court proceedings of the trial.