By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, struck out eight of the 15 terrorism and felony charges brought by the Federal Government against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Murtala Nyako, while ruling on a preliminary objection filed by the IPOB leader, freed Kanu on eight counts.
“In this instant preliminary objection application, I have read the counts and come to the conclusion that counts six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12 and 14 have not disclosed any offence against the defendant.
“‘Counts one, two, three, four, five, eight and 15 show some allegations, which the defendant has to answer.
“The court shall proceed to try the defendant on those counts,” Justice Nyako said.