Appeal Court Discharges and Acquits Nnamdi Kanu as FG Fails to Disclose where He was Arrested


Alt: = "Nnamdi Kanu and his lawyer inside court room"

The Appeal Court in Abuja on Thursday discharged and acquitted the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu is standing trial on 15 count charges bordering on treason and terrorism instituted by the  Federal Gover at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal said the Federal High Court lacks the jurisdiction to try him in view of his illegal abduction and extraordinary rendition to Nigeria by Federal Government in flagrant violation of the OAU convention and protocol on extradition.

The court held that the 15-count charge preferred against separatists leader did not include the place, date, time and nature of the alleged offences before being unlawfully extradited to Nigeria in clear violation of international treaties.

Appeal court further held that despite the grave allegations  leveled against Kanu, Federal Government failed to explain where he was arrested.

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