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IPOB: Court Strikes out Eight Counts, Begins Kanu’s Trial on Seven

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, struck out eight of the 15 terrorism and felony charges preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government.

The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, struck out the eight charges on Friday.

Nnamdi Kanu has been facing trial before Justice Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court over charges of treasonable felony and terrorism.

The IPOB leader, who was granted bail in April 2017, had fled Nigeria after the invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State, by the military in September, 2017.

However, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, on June 29, 2021, announced that Nnamdi Kanu had been rearrested and extradited to Nigeria to continue facing his trial.

Malami added that the IPOB leader was “intercepted” days earlier but did not disclose which country and how the operation was carried out.

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