BREAKING: Supreme Court Gives Verdict on Nnamdi Kanu’s Fate

Dec 15, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • The Supreme Court has dismissed the judgment of the Court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu
  • With the judgment, Kanu, the embattled leader of the proscribed IPOB, will now face trial on treasonable felony and terrorism
  • According to the Supreme Court, Kanu would not have been brought to Nigeria if he had not jumped bail

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FCT, AbujaThe Supreme Court has dismissed the judgment of the Court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on the case of treason levelled against him by the federal government.

According to the Supreme Court, Kanu was illegally brought to Nigeria from Kenya after he jumped bail. Such would not have happened if the embattled leader of IPOB had not jumped the jurisdiction to continue his trial, The Nation reported.

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The federal government has asked the court to dismiss the ruling of the Court of Appeal, which threw out the treasonable felony charge against the IPOB leader and ordered that Kanu should be released because he was unlawfully brought to Nigeria after he had jumped bail.

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Tijani Gazali, the lawyer to the federal government, told the court to allow the judgment of the federal high court that ruled that Kanu should face trial to stand.

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On his part, Kanu prayed to the Supreme Court to let the verdict of the Court of Appeal stay and uphold his discharge and acquittal.

Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, urged the apex court to dismiss the federal government’s appeal and slam a punitive cost while upholding the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

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Ozekhome begged the court to let the cross-appeal filed by his client stay, adding that Kanu has been in detention since June 2021.

Supreme Court to decide Nnamdi Kanu’s fate December 15

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Supreme Court stated that it would deliver its verdict on the federal government’s and Kanu’s appeals on December 15.

This decision was reached following the final submission of the Federal Government lawyer, Tijani Gazali (SAN), and counsel to Kanu, Mike Ozekhome (SAN).

The federal government is appealing the ruling of the court of appeal that dismissed the treasonable felony filed against Kanu.

Source: Legit.ng



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