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Abuja Court Fixes April 8 To Rule On Kanu’s Application To Quash Terrorism Charges Him

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Abuja Court Fixes April 8 To Rule On Kanu’s Application To Quash Terrorism Charges Against Him

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed April 8, 2022 to rule on an application by the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu seeking to quash the 15 amended charges bordering on Terrorism against him.

Trial judge, Justice Murtala Nyako, fixed the date after counsel for Kanu, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) as well as prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, adopted arguments for and against the defendant’s preliminary objection.

Ozekhome pleaded with the court to acquit and dismiss all the charges filed against Kanu by the Federal Government at the resumed hearing on Wednesday, arguing that the 15-count amended charge was “defective and baseless”.

He also informed the court that his application seeks the “quashing, striking out and dismissing of the 15-count amended charge” against Kanu for being “incompetent and denying the court of jurisdiction” to entertain charge.

According to Ozekhome, the application, with 34 grounds, and supported by 36-paragraph affidavit, also seeks for an order acquitting and discharging Kanu for want of jurisdiction and defective, baseless and incompetent charges.

Ozekhome adopted his application and asked the court to quash, strike out and dismiss the entire charges, adding that the court should look at the entire grounds and affidavit, from paragraph 5 to 36, of notice of preliminary objection, etc.

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