Trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu resumes

The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has resumed at the Federal High Court in Abuja before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako.

Recall that the Federal Government had filed an amended 15-count charge of terrorism and treasonable felony against Mister Kanu in 2021.

Trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu resumes
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Court

Kanu who was extradited from Kenya by the FG was arraigned in July 2021.

The trial Judge, Justice Murtala-Nyako had struck out eight out of the 15 counts after ruling on the preliminary objection filed by counsel to Mr Kanu challenging the legality of the charges.

Mister Kanu had recently challenged the decision of the trial court, seeking the outright dismissal of the entire charge as his preliminary objection. However, the court has upheld seven out of the 15 counts against him.

The court of appeal had dismissed the charges against Mister Kanu on the ground that the Federal Government erred by extraordinarily renditioning him to Nigeria.

The Supreme Court had overturned the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

Trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu resumes
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in court

The Apex Court held that the actions of the Federal Government can not render the charges or the trial a nullity.

The defendant was ordered to return to the Federal High Court to continue his trial where the court had initially stayed proceedings.

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