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Breaking: Supreme Court sets aside A’Court judgment, insist on Nnamdi Kanu’s trial for terrorism

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The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the treasonable charges against Nnamdi Kanu and set aside the judgment of Court of Appeal that ordered the Federal Government to release the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from detention.

Delivering judgment, Justice Emmanuel Agim, knocked off the Court of Appeal judgment which held that Kanu could not be tried again based on the illegality perpetuated against him by the federal government following the invasion of his home.

Persecond News had reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, had upheld the appeal of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The court had also discharged and acquitted the embattled leader of the proscribed group.

Kanu had in his appeal dated April 29 and marked CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022 applied to be discharged and acquitted.

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

However, the Court of Appeal declared as illegal and unlawful, the abduction Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and quashed the entire terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The appellate court held that the Federal Government breached all local and international laws in the forceful rendition of Kanu to Nigeria thereby making the terrorism charges against him incompetent and unlawful.

The court in a judgment by Justice Oludotun Adebola voided and set aside the charges brought against Kanu by the Federal Government.

 

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