•   Author: Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka 

•   Editor: Prince Richmond C. Amadi 

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•   Date: 1st March 2017

The Federal High Court Chief Justice Binta Nyako struck-out six out of the eleven 11 count bogus empty charges against the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and three other IPOB members by Federal Government, recall that IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was unlawfully detained after court of competent jurisdiction orders for his unconditional release. During Justice Binta Nyako's  ruling, (today been 1st March 2017) Nyako reaffirm that there was no evidence before the court to prove that IPOB which was managed by the defendants, was an unlawful society.

She reiterated that the six charges were not supported by the proof of evidence the prosecution adduced against the defendants. Justice Nyako further stated that the other remaining five charges against the accused defendants were bailable charges. The court was adjourned to March 20 and 21 for continuation.

Meanwhile, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor (one of the IPOB counsels) made it clear during a press interview, he stated that the court has struck out the act of terrorism charged against Chidiebere Onwudiwe and others. The court also assures to give us date before 20th march, if only we are able to file bail application before the said date, which we must do by tomorrow”.

During the court proceedings IPOB members who came to witness the trial were seen in their thousands, outside the court premises chanting Biafra songs.

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