The request was made Monday by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Kanu is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to unlawful society, to which he pleaded not guilty.
At the sitting of the court Monday, prosecution counsel, Moses Idakwo, told the court that after the arraignment of the accused, the complainant stumbled on some facts which took the matter out of the jurisdiction of the court.
He said, the complainant found out that the accused was involved in terrorism and has been financing it adding; “The complainant is, therefore, applying to discontinue the matter under section 108(1) of administration of criminal justice act 2015.’’
According to the prosecution counsel, the DSS had also obtained an order from the Federal High Court, Abuja, and dated Nov.10, to detain the accused in its custody for 90 days.
But Kanu’s counsel, Vincent Obetta, prayed the court not to discontinue the case because the prosecution did not present any information from the Attorney-General of Federation who had the authority to approve such.