Today, Monday, the Supreme Court will hear the Federal Government’s petition demanding that it overturn the Appeal Court decision that released Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB.

Recall that according to DAILY POST, the Appellate Court dismissed the allegations made against Kanu by the FG that the government had flagrantly broken all known rules when it extradited Kanu from Kenya to the country to continue his prosecution.

“The court will never shy away from calling the Executive to order when it edges towards Executive recklessness”, the appellate court held.

However, the Federal Government has gone to the nation’s apex court asking it to stay the execution of the judgment the appellate court delivered on October 13.

Among other things, it is arguing that the appellate court panel erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice when it relied on the manner Kanu was renditioned from Kenya to Nigeria after he jumped bail the trial court granted to him in 2017, to quash the entire charge against him.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government couldn’t heed to pleas by some eminent Nigerians to free Kanu from detention.

The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo had also pleaded with President Buhari to allow Kanu to regain his freedom, but all pleas fell on deaf ears.




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