DSS Drops Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu In Magistrate Court


Culled from Vanguard

Magistrate of the Chief Magistrate
Court, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, Shuaibu Usman, on Wednesday discharged the Director
of Radio Biafra and Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi
Kanu, on all counts of criminal conspiracy and ownership of an unlawful society
brought against him by the federal government.
After holding that the government
had dropped the charges against Kanu, the judge ruled:  “The accused person is hereby discharged and
the case struck out.”
The government through its agent,
the Department of State Services (DSS), had elected to withdraw the case at the
lower court for a higher court, which has jurisdiction to entertain charges
bordering on terrorism, to take over.
Usman was scheduled to deliver
judgment on the application of the DSS on December 1, but he put it off until
December 16, reports TheCable.
The DSS has held Kanu for at least
90 days despite an order of the magistrate court granting him bail in October.
After the lower court granted him
bail, the DSS got an order of the federal high court, Abuja, to keep the leader
of IPOB in detention.
However, his lawyer, Vincent
Obetta, filed a counter application, seeking bail for the accused person.

Meanwhile, Justice of the Federal
High Court, Abuja, Adeniyi Ademola, is expected to rule on the bail application
on Thursday.

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