The Court of Appeal in Abuja will deliver judgment today in an appeal filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), seeking to overturn terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
According to a notice sent to Kanu’s legal team and the Federal Government, the appellate court will issue the life-or-death decision in the afternoon.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer on Kanu’s legal team, confirmed receipt of the judgment delivery notice.
He said, “We wish to inform UmuChineke and all followers of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that we have just received notification from the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division, that the long- awaited judgment in Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Appeal No. CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022 between Nnamdi Kanu and the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be delivered tomorrow, 13th October 2022, at 2pm.
We are very excited with this news as we look forward to a victorious outing. The legal team is leaving no stone unturned as we have been working assiduously behind the scene.”
Kanu had criticized Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja for ordering him to answer seven of the 15-count terrorism charge against him.
He had asked the Court of Appeal to dismiss all charges against him and set him free on a variety of grounds, including that the alleged offenses were not committed in Nigeria.
Justice Hanatu Sankey, who presided over a three-judge panel that heard the appeal, had reserved judgment.
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