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Terrorism charge: Nnamdi Kanu to know fate, April 8



DETAINED leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPoB), Nnamdi Kanu, will on April 8, know his fate on a preliminary objection challenging validity of the 15-count amended charge preferred against him by federal government.

  A Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Binta Nyako fixed the date after Kanu’s team and the prosecution counsel had adopted arguments for and against his preliminary objection, yesterday.

  While Kanu’s leading counsel, Mike Ozekhome argued that court should discharge and acquit Kanu from all the charges, prosecution counsel, Musa Labaran urged the court to discountenance Kanu’s objection and proceed to order him to enter defence.

  Earlier, Kanu appeared in court at around 1pm but Directorate of State Service (DSS) did not barricade the premises with operatives as in past sittings.

  DSS tamped down on security in compliance with Justice Nyako’s order against blocking the court’s premises and environs.

  What sort of clothing makes Kanu’s cut was also another issue of concern to the court which directed him not to wear ‘isi agu’ crested dress, since DSS said such clothing offends their operational codes.

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