Breaking: Appeal Court frees IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The order came in a judgement on an appeal by Nnamdi Kanu seeking dismissal of the remaining seven-count charge filed against him by the Federal Government

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

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

The court further held that the Federal Government failed to disclose where Nnamdi Kanu was arrested despite the grave allegations against him

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