The self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the 15-count amended charge, bordering on terrorism preferred against him by the Federal Government.
After taking his plea, the prosecution counsel, Shuaib Labaran expressed readiness to commence the trial but the lead counsel to the IPOB leader, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) objected and urged the court to first, decide the defendant’s application seeking to quash the charges filed against him for lacking substance.
Ozekhome raised 32 grounds of objections to the charge in praying the court to discharge and acquit the IPOB leader.
According to him, “The 15-count charge is incurably defective, worthless and dead on arrival.
“We also filed an application for the bail of the defendant. The two applications need to be considered first before trial can commence”, Ozekhome said.
The trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the matter till 1:pm of February 16, 2022, to hear arguments on the applications filed by the defendant.