Breaking!! Appeal Court Discharges, Acquits Detained IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has discharged and acquited the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on the 15 counts amended charges slammed against him by the Federal Government.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday upheld the appeal of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The court also discharged and acquitted the embattled leader of the proscribed group.
Kanu’s lawyer and human rights activist, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, confirmed this on his Facebook page on Thursday.
“Appeal allowed, Oyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU, discharged and acquitted. We have won!,” he wrote.
Kanu had in his appeal dated April 29 and marked CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022, applied to be discharged and acquitted.
Kanu was first arraigned on December 23, 2015 and was later granted bail on April 25, 2017.
Meanwhile, in a lead judgment, the appellate court held that the trial court lacked jurisdiction to proceed with the charge by the fact that Kanu was forcefully abducted in Kenya and extraordinary rendered to Nigeria.
He cannot be tried when he was unlawfully abducted and forcefully brought into Nigeria in violation of all known treaties.
“The forceful abduction from Kenya and rendention to Nigeria by the Federal Government is a clear violation of International Convention, Protocols and guidelines.
” The warrant of arrest issued against Kanu by the Federal High Court can only be executed in any part of Nigeria and not outside the shores of the country.