Kanu: A’Court reserves judgment in FG’s stay-of-execution request
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 24, 2022
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved judgment in an application by the Federal Government seeking a stay of execution of its judgment that ordered the release of leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)- Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Haruna Tsanami, who presided over the hearing of the application, announced that a date for delivery of judgment would be communicated to the parties when ready.
The Federal Government, while arguing the application, told the Court of Appeal that the Biafra nation agitator, Nnamdi Kanu is a huge threat to national security and must be kept in detention to have relative peace.
However, lead counsel to Kanu, Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN dismissed the claim that Kanu jumped bail in his trial at the Federal High Court.
The senior lawyer also informed the court that the Federal Government was in contempt of court by not obeying the October 13 judgment and as such, has no moral and legal rights to make the request from the same court.
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