The Supreme Court has heard the federal government’s appeal of a Court of Appeal ruling that released Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In its appeal, which was presented to the Supreme Court yesterday, October 19, the federal government asked that it be granted leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision on October 13 that freed the leader of the separatist group.
The federal government criticized the lower court’s judgment and requested its reversal in the seven-ground notice of appeal.
The federal government argued that the Court of Appeal erred in criticizing the way Kanu was extradited to stand trial after he jumped bail and left the country.
As a result of the way Kanu was brought back into the nation after allegedly jumping bail, it was also argued that the Court of Appeal erred when it dismissed the charges against him on the grounds that the trial court had the necessary jurisdiction to continue the case.
A time for the motion for the stay of execution hearing has not yet been set.