The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has just struck out the newly amended six-count charge preferred against Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government following the withdrawal of the charge by the FG.
The judge threw away the fresh charges following its withdrawal by counsel to the Federal Government, Adamu Kaatu.
Citing the need for the government to open the trial of Kanu after years of delay, Kaatu opted to withdraw the new charges when it was discovered the trial cannot be opened when an amended charge is pending.
Apparently desperate that witnesses be called to give evidence against Kanu, the government lawyer hurriedly applied for the withdrawal which was not opposed by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) standing for the defendant.
Justice Nyako concurred to Ozekhome’s submission stating that Kanu is not expected to take plea on those newly amended charges immediately, as he needs time to digest them before doing so.