The detained leader of the Indegenious People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has pleaded not guilty to the fresh amended 15-count treasonable felony charge the Federal Government levelled against him.

Meanwhile, immediately the IPOB leader finished taking his plea, the Prosecution counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that he was ready to proceed with the trial, adding that he brought two witnesses to testify against the Defendant.

However, Mazi Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, told the court that he had filed a 43-paged Preliminary Objection for the charge to be quashed and struck out without the matter proceeding to trial.

On his part, FG’s lawyer, Labaran, argued that Kanu’s two applications were not ripe for hearing, adding that he would require time to go through them so as to be able to respond.

In a brief ruling, Justice Nyako noted that since Kanu’s first application is challenging the propriety of his trial as well as competence of the charge against him, the court ought to hear it first.

The court therefore adjourned untill the 16th of next month to hear the pending application.



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