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Court fixes Feb 10 to rule on IPOB leader’s case

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu (second right) arriving at the Federal High Court for his trial in Abuja. 				PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu (second right) arriving at the Federal High Court for his trial in Abuja. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed February 10 for ruling on whether to dismiss the charges preferred against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, or not.

The court will also give its ruling on whether or not to quash the charges brought against Kanu’s co-defendants – Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

Also to be decided on February 10 is the application on the competence of the charge against Kanu, who is the first defendant.The accused persons are standing trial for alleged treasonable felony and terrorism.

At the resumed hearing yesterday, Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor argued that his client’s application challenging the charge against him was hinged on the fact that there was no case against him.

He said: “Our application was premised on the fact that the proof of evidence attached to the charge cannot sustain it because it did not disclose a prima facie case against Kanu.”

Ejiofor added that the proof of evidence was empty, baseless and unfounded and that in such circumstance the court was required to quash the charge, then discharge and acquit the accused.


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  • Ezekiel Okeke

    The problem is Kanu my brother do not understand this thing or do not have the capability: it is use of force, violence, the only answer to it is also use of force. A so-called a government of an institution called Nigeria is quarreling with him, and appoint a court, a judge to handle the quarrel, both the said government, court, judge are funded with oil revenues own by Kanu as a native of eastern region of Republic Of Biafra, and the quarrel is Kanu’s refusal to be part of the said institution called Nigeria without his consent. There is no way law can function in such scenario but use of force, and the only answer to it is use of force. Either they leave them now peacefully or they will leave them by force.