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Breaking: Court Of Appeal Discharges IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Says “Extradition from Kenya was illegal”

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ruled that the extradition of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from Kenya was illegal and therefore he should be discharged and acquitted.

An extradition is generally the transfer of an accused from one state or country to another state or country that seeks to place the accused on trial. It could be defined as the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal.

Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, claimed that both national and international laws were flagrantly flouted by the Federal Government in the action and consequently accused FG of terrorism.

On Thursday, 13th october 2022 Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor gave an update on the court ruling ,

He said,

 “UPDATE ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU’s abduction and extraordinary rendition from Kenya is declared illegal and consequently constitutes a bar to further proceeding /trial. Court held that It was done in clear and egregious violation of extant international laws; there is no justification whatsoever even the warrant of arrest issued in NIGERIA cannot justify the illegality in the abduction and extraordinary rendition of ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU.

“Appeal allowed, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU, discharged and acquitted. We have won! Victory victory victory victory.”

Kanu had been re-arraigned before a Federal High Court on amended 15 counts bordering on treasonable felony preferred against him by the Nigerian government.

Furthermore, on April 8, Justice Binta Nyako struck out eight of the 15 counts.

While ruling on the preliminary objection seeking to quash the charges, the judge said counts 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 had not disclosed any offence against the defendant (Kanu).

The charges that were struck out below are as follows: “Count 6: Made broadcasts to attack officers of the Nigeria Police Force; Count 7: Made broadcasts in which he incited members of the public to hunt and attack officers of the Nigerian Police Force.

Court 8: Made broadcasts in which he directed members of the IPOB to manufacture bombs; Court 9: Made broadcasts on diverse dates in furtherance of terrorism against the Nigeria state and with intent to destabilise the fundamental political and economic structures of Nigeria, incited members of the public to stop the Anambra governorship election.

“Count 10: Incited members of the public to destroy public facilities. Count 11: Threatened members of the public not to come out on 31st May, 2021. Count 12: Made broadcasts with the intention to incite members of the public to stage a violent revolution in furtherance of acts of terrorism. Count 14: Directed members of the public to destroy the public transport system in Lagos, resulting in major economic loss to the governor.”

Nyako had said that counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 15 showed some allegations, which the defendant had to answer.

Mixed reactions has trailed the release of Mazi Nnamdi kanu especially from people in the southeastern parts of the country.

A twitter handler @AjeboDanny. “How convenient to release Nnamdi Kanu at a time when Peter Obi’s momentum is soaring. the IPOB agenda y’all want to push next is dead on arrival, we see through it.

@David Hundeyin, A few months to a crucial election in 2019, Nnamdi kanu miraculously resurfaced and led a successful election boycott in the opposition stronghold.

A few months to a crucial election in 2023 , an Nnamdi kanu miracle has just happened in the Appeal court.

However, so many Nigerian  have expressed there happiness through different social media platforms. At last there will be no more weekly sit-at-home orders in the South East.

Discharged and acquitted. We have won! Victory victory victory victory.”

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