FG returns to Appeal Court to challenge ruling that discharged Kanu | NN NEWS

The Federal Government has arrived at the Court of Appeal in Abuja to begin battle against the landmark judgement that set the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu free from terrorism charges proffered against him.

The government is asking the Appellate Court to stay the execution of the judgement of October 13 which voided the rendition of the separatist leader from Kenya to Nigeria on account of breach of local and international laws.

A notice of appeal marked CA/ABJ/CR/625/2025 indicated that a 3-panel of the Court would determine the Federal Government’s motion on notice.

At the time of filing this report, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, who is slated to lead the legal team of Kanu has arrived in court in company of Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

This paper also observed the presence of heavily armed police operatives stationed at the entrance of the Court.

All incoming vehicles and their occupants are subjected to screening to avoid security breaches.

Recall that a panel of Justices of the Court led by Jumai Hanatu Sankey had in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adefope-Okojie voided the rendition of Kanu to Nigeria on grounds that due process of law wss not followed.

The appellate court thereafter set aside the terrorism charges against Kanu and also discharged him from the charges.

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