APPEAL COURT UPHOLDS FG STAY OF EXECUTION ON NNAMDI KANU.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 28, 2022
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Friday, suspended the execution of its judgement that ordered the Federal Government to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, from DSS detention.
The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsanami, granted the application FG brought for a stay of execution of the judgement pending the hearing and determination of the appeal it lodged before the Supreme Court.
The appeal court held that Kanu’s counter affidavit filed by his lead lawyer Mike Ozekhome SAN was misleading.
The federal government had filed the stay of execution of the judgement pending the determination of the substantive appeal at the Supreme Court.
The Government is challenging the appeal court’s judgment that absolved Nnamdi Kanu of the 15-count terrorism charges earlier prefered against him.