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Supreme Court Gives FG Go Ahead To File 9 Grounds In Appeal Against Kanu

Supreme Court Gives FG Go Ahead To File 9 Grounds In Appeal Against Kanu.

Supreme Court Gives FG Go Ahead To File 9 Grounds In Appeal Against Kanu

The Supreme Court has granted the Federal Government’s request to file an additional nine grounds in its appeal against the October 13, 2022, judgment by the Court of Appeal that freed Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The ruling was made by a five-member panel of the court led by Justice John Okoro, who granted the permission while ruling on a motion for leave moved on Thursday by the Federal Government’s lawyer, Tijani Gazali (SAN).

Supreme Court Gives FG Go Ahead To File 9 Grounds In Appeal Against Kanu 

The Supreme Court has also granted leave to the Federal Government to include the additional nine grounds as part of its amended notice of appeal dated 28th October 2022. Kanu’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), informed the court about a couple of motions filed by his client, including one in which he is praying to be relocated to Kuje prison from his current place of detention in a facility owned by the Department of State Services (DSS).

 

Ozekhome claimed that Kanu was seriously ill and requires proper medical attention, which, he believed, his client could access at the Kuje prison. The Supreme Court did not comment on the motion to relocate Kanu to Kuje prison, but it is expected that it will be considered at the next hearing.

Supreme Court Gives FG Go Ahead To File 9 Grounds In Appeal Against Kanu 

The case of Nnamdi Kanu has been a contentious issue in Nigeria, with many supporters of the IPOB leader calling for his release, while others believe he should face trial for the charges against him. The additional nine grounds in the Federal Government’s appeal against his release will likely provide further arguments for the court to consider before making a final decision on Kanu’s fate.

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The Supreme Court’s decision to grant the Federal Government’s request to file more grounds in its appeal against Nnamdi Kanu shows that the Nigerian justice system is committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring that justice is served. The upcoming hearing on May 11 will provide an opportunity for both sides to present their arguments, and the court’s decision will ultimately determine the fate of Nnamdi Kanu.

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