Appeal Court Halts Execution Of Judgment Releasing Nnamdi Kanu, Quashing Terrorism Charges


Appeal Court Moves Nnamdi Kanu Case To Supreme Court

Nnamdi Kanu: The Federal Government’s motion for a stay of the October 13 judgment’s execution—which freed Nnamdi Kanu—was granted by the Court of Appeal on Friday.

According to Justice Haruna Tsanammi’s directive, the Supreme Court must receive the decision’s result within seven days of the appeal’s filing in order for the hearing to take place promptly.


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The Department of State Services is therefore expected to hold Kanu, the self-described leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), until the Supreme Court considers the case.

The Federal High Court lacks the jurisdiction for his trail, according to a three-person panel of the Court of Appeal, given his kidnapping and extraordinary rendition to Nigeria in flagrant violation of the OAU treaty and protocol on extradition.

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Before being illegally extradited to Nigeria in flagrant violation of international treaties, the court further concluded that the charges preferred against Kanu did not specify the location, date, time, and nature of the alleged offences.


The Federal Government requested that the implementation of the judgement be put on hold until its Supreme Court appeal is heard in order to prevent Kanu’s later release.

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Justice Tsanammi ruled on Friday that Kanu’s legal team’s counter affidavit opposing the Federal Government’s plea was false.

Meanwhile, the attorney general of the federation who also serves as the Minister of Justice explained why the federal Government of Nigeria has flouted the appeal Court’s ruling to free Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader.

Recall that the Court of Appeal ordered that Nnamdi Kanu be released and transferred back to Kenya where he was abducted from and given N500 million naira.

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