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Court strikes out DSS suit against Nnamdi Kanu, maybe charged for financing terrorism

Nnamdi Kanu at the magistrate Court in Abuja on November 23, 2015 PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

Nnamdi Kanu at the magistrate Court in Abuja on November 23, 2015 PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday struck out the case filed by the Department of State Services (DSS), against Nnamdi Kanu, the Director of Radio Biafra.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the DSS had asked the court to discontinue the case.

The DSS had told the court after the arraignment of the accused that it had stumbled on some facts which took the matter out of the jurisdiction of the court.

According to the DSS, it was discovered that the accused was involved in terrorism and has been financing it.

The DSS also obtained an order from the Federal High Court, Abuja, dated Nov. 10, to detain the accused in its custody for 90 days.

The complainant, therefore, applied to discontinue the matter under Section 108 (1) of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

Kanu is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to unlawful society, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Usman Shuibu, in his ruling struck out the case.

Reacting to the ruling, counsel to the defendant, Vincent Obetta said he was happy with the ruling given by the magistrate.

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