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Appeal: Nnamdi Kanu heads to Supreme court

The detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, challenging the October 28 decision of the Court of Appeal which granted a stay of execution on it’s order discharging him of all charges levelled against him by the federal government.

The appellate court had on October 13, 2022, ordered the release of Mr Kanu, having quashed all the 15-count charge levelled against him.

Miffed by the decision of the Court of Appeal, the Federal Government filed an application for stay of execution of the judgement which a three-man panel, led by Justice Haruna Tsamani, granted.

Not satisfied with the development, Mr Kanu, through his legal team, led by Chief Mike Ozekhome, filed an appeal at the Supreme Court predicated on three grounds.

The appeal is seeking an order of the Apex court to set aside in it’s entirety the decision of the Court of Appeal, made on October 28, 2022, staying the execution of the judgement delivered on October 13, 2022.

In addition, Mr Kanu wants an order of the Supreme Court restoring the efficacy of the judgement of the lower court which has not in any way been set aside by a higher court.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu; Editing by Tina Oyinsan and Tony Okerafor