NNAMDI KANU: SUPREME COURT TO HEAR APPEALS ON IPOB LEADER’S CASE OCTOBER 5, 2023
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on October 2, 2023
The hearing for all appeals on Nnamdi Kanu’s case has slated for October 5, 2023 at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The federal government had granted the apex court leave to bring nine new grounds of appeal against the release of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The court also granted leave to the federal government to include these nine new grounds as part of the its amended notice of appeal dated October 28, 2022.
On October 13, 2022, the Abuja division of Court of Appeal directed the federal government of Nigeria to immediately release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally, after dismissing the remaining 7 counts terrorism charge against Kanu.
The appellate court however stopped the execution of its own judgement which faulted the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria.
A three-man panel lead by Justice Haruna Tsanami, while upholding the stay of execution of the October 13, 2022 judgment filed by the federal government, ordered that the Record of Appeal be transmitted to the Supreme Court.