Thursday, December 8, 2022

Nnamdi Kanu heads to appeal court

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, is reportedly headed to the Court of Appeal to protest Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja’s approval of amended seven terrorism charges.

According to a copy of court documents obtained by journalists on Monday, May 2, the IPOB leader is challenging the court’s decision to keep counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 15 on appeal.
Kanu’s lawyers, including Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had argued in their plea to the federal high court that the charges against him were legally flawed.

According to Ozekhome

“The charges appear to give this court a global jurisdiction over offenses that were allegedly committed by the defendant, without specifying the location or date the said offenses were committed”

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He also stated that the location of the crime must be reported under the Federal High Court Act.
According to reports, Ozekhome and Ejiofor filed a lawsuit in the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, alleging that the trial judge erred in law by failing to,

“consider, make a finding of facts and accordingly pronounce on issue one raised for the trial court’s determination, relating to the extraordinary rendition of the appellant, and thereby occasioned a miscarriage of justice.”

Nnamdi Kanu is now seeking for

“An order of this Honourable court allowing the appeal and setting aside in its entirety, the ruling/final decision of the learned trial court, retaining counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 15 of the amended charge.

“An order of this Honourable court upon granting relief an above, dismissing the remaining counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 and, accordingly discharging the appellant on those counts.

“An order of this Honourable court terminating the entire charge and discharging the appellant.

“And for such further order or orders as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this appeal.”

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