BREAKING: Court frees IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu of terrorism charge

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has discharged Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of terrorism charges.

Recall, Kanu was arrested in June 2021 in Kenya and subsequently extradited to Nigeria over treason charges after escaping from the country in 2017 while on bail.

He had in 2016 remanded in prison by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja on terrorism charges.

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Kanu approached the Appeal Court seeking to quash terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Kanu had faulted the order of Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered him to answer seven out of the 15-count terrorism charge against him.

He had prayed the appellate court to quash the entire charges and set him free on various grounds.

The IPOB leader had said the purported offences were not committed in Nigeria. However, the Justice Hanatu Sankey-led 3-man panel of Justices, discharged Kanu.

Yje ruling was disclosed by Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

In a tweet, Ejiofor wrote: “Appeal allowed, MNk discharged and acquitted.

“Appeal allowed , Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU, discharged and acquitted. We have won! Victory victory victory victory.”

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