The court reached the decision today, December 16, 2015, after the Department of State Services (DSS) withdrew its case against Kanu
The Senior Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja has discharged the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu of allegations brought against him by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The court reached the decision today, December 16, 2015, after the DSS withdrew its case against Kanu, Vanguard reports.
“The accused person is hereby discharged and the case struck out,” Magistrate Shuaibu Usman ruled.
The DSS requested the court to discontinue Kanu’s trial on November 23, in order to charge him with terrorism before a higher court.
According to prosecution counsel, Moses Idakwo, the DSS had found some facts which showed that the accused had been involved in terrorism and had also been financing terrorism hence the matter was no longer under the jurisdiction of the court.
“The complainant is, therefore, applying to discontinue the matter under section 108(1) of administration of criminal justice act 2015.” Idakwo said.
Kanu is currently standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to an unlawful society.
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