On Thursday, October 5, 2023, the Supreme Court will hear all appeals in proceedings involving IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
You may recall that on October 13, 2022, the Court of Appeal in Abuja issued a verdict in an appeal brought by Kanu’s attorney Mike Ozekhome, SAN, which challenged aspects of the ruling made by the Federal High Court.
The Federal High Court has only kept seven of the initial fifteen counts against Kanu after dismissing the remaining eight.
After hearing Ozekhome’s appeal, the Court of Appeal ordered the Federal Government to immediately and unconditionally free Kanu.
The aforementioned judgment from the intermediate court went on to forbid the Federal Government from keeping Kanu in detention or prosecuting him for any indictment or charge in any court in Nigeria.
At the rescheduled hearing, however, Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, will argue that the Supreme Court should reject the Federal Government’s appeal.
On October 5, 2023, according to a statement signed by Ejiofor, “Prof. Mike Ozekhome SAN, leading Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor Esq., and others will be exchanging the legal fireworks on behalf of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in urging the Supreme Court to dismiss in its entirety the frivolous appeal filed by the Federal Government of Nigeria against this landmark judgement of the Court of Appeal; and to further set aside the ruling of the Court
We hold firmly to the conviction that “the wheels of justice grind exceedingly fine and toward the attainment of justice at the end of the day,” despite the fact that this process can be frustratingly delayed.