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    Court of Appeal discharges, acquits Nnamdi Kanu of terrorism charges

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    By Francis Ekeh

    The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of terrorism charges.

    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.

    The ruling was disclosed by Kanu’s 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”

    The appeal was dated April 29 and marked CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022

    Kanu was first arraigned on December 23, 2015, and was later granted bail on April 25, 2017.

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