The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday upheld the appeal of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to a report by The Punch, the court also discharged and acquitted the embattled leader of the proscribed group.
Kanu’s lawyer and human rights activist, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, confirmed this on his Facebook page on Thursday.
“Appeal allowed, Oyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU, discharged and acquitted. We have won!,” he wrote.
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.
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division had fixed Thursday, October 13, for judgment on an appeal by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
By the appeal, Kanu wants the appellate court to dismiss the remaining charges leveled against him by the Federal Government.
Kanu’s lawyer, Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor Esq, said they received the news with great joy and enthusiasm.
“We wish to inform Umuchineke and all followers of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that we just received notification from the Court of Appeal Abuja Judicial Division, that the long-awaited Judgment in Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Appeal No: CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022 BETWEEN: MAZI NNAMDI KANU VS. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, will be delivered tomorrow, the 13th Day of October 2022, at 2:00 pm, Ejiofor stated.
“We are very excited with this news as we look forward to a victorious outing tomorrow. ChukwuOkike Abiama is on the throne and shall forever be on the throne. The hour has come!
“Please do not relent in your prayers as they are positively impacting. We will surely have every cause to rejoice for victory is ours and it shall surely end in praises” the IPOB said.