The appeal court is to rule on Kanu’s appeal today

Appeal court reserves judgement on Kanu’s appeal

The court of appeal in Abuja will today give judgment on Nnamdi Kanu’s appeal challenging the seven-count charges against him by the federal government.

This was announced in a statement by the lead counsel of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Ifeanyi Ejiofor on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

The federal government re-arraigned Mr. That’s an amended 15-count charge that borders on a treasonable felony. However, on May 28, the trial judge dismissed eight of the 15-count charges.

In Appeal marked: CA/ABJ/CR/ 625/2022; Mr. Kanu challenged the remaining seven-count charges against him and prayed the court to drop them.

What Kanu’s lawyer said

In his post, Mr. Ejiofor disclosed that they have received a notice from the appeal court, and the judgment of the appeal will be delivered today.

He wrote “We wish to inform Umuchineke and all followers of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that we have recently received NOTIFICATION from the Court of Appeal Abuja Judicial Division, that the long awaited Judgment of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Appeal No : CA/ABJ/CR/625 /2022 BETWEEN: MAZI NNAMDI KANU VS FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, delivered tomorrow, the 13th Day of October 2022, at 2:00 p.m..

“We are very happy with this news as we look forward to a victorious outing tomorrow. ChukwuOkike Abiama is on the throne and will remain on the throne forever.”

What you should know

  • Following the extradition of Mr. Kanu from Kenya, he was arraigned again in October 2021, before Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja division of the Federal High court for his alleged involvement in acts of terrorism.
  • He pleaded not guilty to the new 7-count charges bordering on alleged terrorism and treasonable felony charges leveled against him by the Department of State Security (DSS).
  • When the trial resumed on January 18, 2022, the federal government offered 8 new terrorism charges against him, increasing the number to 15 to which he also pleaded not guilty.
  • On May 28, the trial judge dismissed eight of the 15-count charges against him, leaving 7 charges pending.
  • Because of this, Mr. Kanu approached the appeals court seeking to challenge the remaining seven-count case against him.
  • He prayed the appeals court to dismiss the remaining seven cases filed against him by the federal government.


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