Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has pleaded not guilty to the fresh amended 15-count charge of treasonable felony filed against him by the Federal Government on Wednesday.
The prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, told the Federal High Court that he was ready to proceed with the trial, adding that he brought two witnesses to testify against Kanu.
However, Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the Court that he had on Tuesday evening, filed a 43-paged preliminary objection for the charge to be quashed and struck out without the matter proceeding to trial.
“We are further asking that the defendant should be discharged and acquitted as there is nothing in this charge. It has no basis at all.
“We also have a motion requesting the court to grant bail to the defendant,” he added.
Labaran said “In essence, the business of the day cannot be allowed to be truncated by these applications,” he argued.
“As for the second motion (on the issue of bail), I don’t even want to talk about it, at least not at this stage,” Justice Nyako held.
The Court subsequently adjourned till February 16 to hear the pending application.