Supreme Court fixes Dec 15 for judgment in charges against Kanu

The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed December 15 to convey judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the Court of Appeal judgment that suppressed the criminal charges and accusations against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and requested his release.

 

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun fixed the judgment date subsequent to taking contentions from Kanu’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome SAN, and Tijani Gazali SAN, who stood for the Federal Government.

 

The Federal Government, while communicating its viewpoint, argued that the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which maintained seven count charges as a detriment for Kanu, be approved so he can be brought for trial.

 

Nonetheless, while opposing, Ozekhome kept up with that the Federal Government has beginning around 2021 been detaining Kanu illicitly and unlawfully.

 

He argued that the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which suppressed the charges against Kanu and requested his quick release be maintained.

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The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, had on October 13, 2022, in a judgment in an appeal filed and contended by Ozekhome, excused the excess seven-count criminal accusations brought against Kanu by the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

 

The high court had, in a prior administering, held seven counts out of the first 15 considers a detriment to Kanu in the wake of striking out eight out of the 15-count charge.

 

Justice Binta Nyako, while striking out eight charges, had held that Kanu had inquiries to address on seven different counts.