Leader of the proscribed Indigeneous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has denied the allegations of terrorism and treason before a federal high court in Abuja.

Nnamdi Kanu was arraigned on a fresh 15-count charge on Wednesday before Justice Binta Nyako where he pleaded not guilty.

With the plea taken, prosecuting counsel, Magaji Labaran, moved to open his case by calling its first witness, a move that was opposed by the defence team.

Lead defence counsel, Mike Ozekhome, urged the court to first hear a pending preliminary objection and motion for bail which are fundamental to the hearing and determination of the 15 count charge.

He told the court that copies of the application have been served on the prosecution and it is important it is heard first before any trial can commence.

The court upheld the objection and ruled that the application filed by the defendant, which challenges the competency of the court, must be determined first.

The matter was subsequently adjourned till 16th of February for hearing of pending applications.

Earlier, the prosecution team had move some materials, suspected to be documentary evidence to be tendered against Mr. Kanu into the court room.

Electronic equipment, like sound mixers , projector were also brought to court.

While adjourning the matter, Justice Nyako insisted that she does not want see the defendant appear in court in same outfit he had been wearing since he was arrested and detained by the federal government.

Prosecuting counsel told the court it was the choice of the defendant to wear the outfit as it is a ‘designer’ clothing


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