The Federal High Court, Abuja under the ruling of Judge Binta Nyako on Friday, struck out eight of the 15 counts filed against leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, challenging the validity of the charges.
Judge Nyako who ruled that Counts 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 were incompetent for not disclosing any offence against the defendant, ruled that Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 13 and 15 disclosed valid charges against him.
She asked the prosecution to proceed to trial on the remaining seven charges. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Mr Kanu who advocates for the secession and independence of Biafra from Nigeria, was accused of various offences in the 15 counts, including treasonable felony and terrorism, offences he allegedly committed in the course of his separatist campaigns.