Breaking - Nnamdi Kanu is freed by an appeals court

Breaking - Nnamdi Kanu is freed by an appeals court
Nnamdi Kanu, the arrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, whose membership is prohibited, successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal, which was sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday.

Additionally, the court freed and exonerated the troubled group's leader.

Kanu requested release and acquittal in his appeal, which was dated April 29 and was designated CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022. Kanu was initially charged on December 23, 2015, and on April 25, 2017, he was released on bail.

However, the Court of Appeal threw out the entire set of terrorism-related accusations that the Federal Government had brought against Kanu and declared on Thursday that his kidnapping from Kenya to Nigeria was illegal and illegitimate.

The Federal Government's forced rendition of Kanu to Nigeria, according to the Appellate Court, violated all national and international laws, rendering the terrorism allegations against him inadmissible and illegal.

The Federal Government's accusations against Kanu were thrown out and set aside by the Appeal Court in a decision by Justice Oludotun Adebola.

According to Justice Adebola, the allegations against Kanu were rendered null and void since Nigeria failed to extradite Kanu in accordance with the law.

The Appeal Court also ruled that the terrorist charges should be dismissed since the Federal Government had failed to reveal the locations and dates of the alleged crimes.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu's attorney and a human rights activist, commented on the verdict on his Facebook page on Thursday, saying Kanu had finally prevailed.

"Appeal granted; Oyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU released and found not guilty. We've triumphed!," he wrote.

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