Nigerian Government Appeals Judgement Freeing Nnamdi Kanu At Supreme Court

FG appeals court judgement which freed Nnamdi Kau.

Nigerian Government has moved against the recent ruling of the Appeal Court in favour of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Nigerian Governemn Appeals Judgement Freeing Nnamdi Kanu At Supreme Court

FG Appeals Judgement Freeing Nnamdi Kanu

KanyiDaily recalls that the Court of Appeal had freed Kanu of terrorism and other charges instituted against him by the Nigerian government.

But the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has filed an appeal at the Supreme court on Wednesday, October 19.

In the appeal filed yesterday, the government asked the apex court to stay the execution of the October 13 Court of Appeal judgment that freed Kanu.

The federal government in the seven-ground notice of appeal, faulted the lower court’s decision and also asked that it be set aside.

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The government claimed that the Court of Appeal erred when it faulted the manner Kanu was brought back to face trial after he jumped bail and fled the country.

It also claimed that the Court of Appeal erred when it struck out the pending charge against Kanu on the ground that the trial court no longer possessed the requisite jurisdiction to continue the trial because of the manner Kanu was returned to the country upon allegedly jumping bail.

A date for the hearing of the motion for the stay of execution is being awaited.

This comes a few days after AGF Abubakar Malami revealed that the government would exploit the appropriate legal options on the judgment on rendition while pursuing Nnamdi Kanu’s case.

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