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Breaking: Supreme Court denies kanu freedom

Breaking: Supreme Court denies kanu freedom

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant the detained leader of the proscribed indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi kanu freedom.

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 on Thursday 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.

Justice Emmanuel Agim in his judgement though condemned the invasion of Kanu home after he had been granted bail saying this does not portrayed the country well before the international community.

He however, held that the illegality committed against him cannot exhonorate him from being tried.

Going further, Justice Agim added that there is no legislation that divest a court from its jurisdiction in trying and accused person before the court despite the level of inhuman treatment melted to him by the security agencies since suspicion has been established.

He therefore granted the Appeal filed by the federal government which challenged the freedom granted to Nnamdi Kanu by the Abuja Division of the Appeal Court.

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