An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, discharged and acquited the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu of terrorism charges.
Kanu approached the appellate court, seeking to quash terrorism charges brought against him by the Nigerian Government.
The IPOB leader had faulted the order of Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered him to answer seven out of the 15-count terrorism charge against him.
He had prayed the appellate court to quash the entire charges and set him free on various grounds.
Kanu had said the purported offences were not committed in Nigeria.
However, the Justice Hanatu Sankey-led 3-man panel of Justices, discharged Kanu.
Yje ruling was disclosed by Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
In a tweet, Ejiofor wrote: “Appeal allowed, MNk discharged and acquitted.
“Appeal allowed , Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU, discharged and acquitted. We have won! Victory victory victory victory.”