Appeal Court frees Nnamdi Kanu of terrorism
By Samuel Ogunsona
The leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu has been freed.
It is uncertain if the Federal Government will appeal the Judgment.
Kanu was abducted in Kenya and brought to Nigeria by the Federal Government.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday said his detention was illegal and unlawful.
The Court berated the Federal Government for the abduction of Kanu, from Kenya to Nigeria.
The Court alsò thrashed the terrorism charges laid against him by the Federal Government.
The judgment given by by Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie voided the criminal charges by the Federal Government against Kanu.
It said the Federal Government breached the fundamental rights of Kanu
“By engaging in utter unlawful and illegal acts, and in breach of its own laws in the instant matter, the Federal Government did not come to equity with clean hands and must be called to order” the Court said.
The Judge said further “With appalling disregard to local and international laws, the Federal Government has lost the right to put the appellant on trial for any offence.
“Treaties and Protocols are meant to be obeyed. No government in the world is permitted to abduct anybody without following due process of extradition. Nigeria is not an exception or excused.
It said “Nigeria must obey her own law and that of international, so as to avoid anarchy.”