Appeal court reserves judgment in Nnamdi Kanu’s suit

By our reporter| The Court of Appeal Abuja on Tuesday reserved judgment on an appeal filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, seeking to quash the terrorism and treasonable felony charge preferred against him by the federal government.

Kanu, who is currently facing trial before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had approached the court of appeal to challenge the legal competence of the charge pending against him.

The separatist leader is asking the court to review the April 8 ruling of the trial court which struck out only eight out of the 15-count charge.

Kanu, who is insisting that the charge against him had no basis in law, also urged the appellate court to order his release on bail, pending the determination of his appeal.

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Though the appeal was initially fixed for October 11, however, following an application Kanu filed for abridgment of time, the appellate court brought the matter forward for hearing.

 

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