The leader of the Indigenous peoples of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu has appealed to the supreme court of Nigeria to set aside the Stay execution judgement of the Appeal Court which was granted to the federal government of Nigeria to detained him further after a three man panel committee has discharged and acquits him of all charges being profered to him by the federal government of Nigeria.
This was confirmed by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor the lead counsel of the legal team of Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday 3rd November 2022 in a post on his Facebook page.
Recall that on the 28th day of October, 2022, a three Man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal Abuja Judicial Division, granted an application for the stay of execution of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, pending the determination of the Appeal filed before the Supreme Court by the Federal Government.
According to Ejiofor,he said that the decision to appeal to Supreme Court is coming after a thorough review of the Ruling by Kanu’s defence team led by Senior Advocate of Nigeria – Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
The Statement Read;
WE HAVE APPEALED TO THE SUPREME COURT, TO SET ASIDE THE RULING OF THE COURT OF APPEAL STAYING THE EXECUTION OF THE COURT’S JUDGMENT DISCHARGING AND PLACING FURTHER BAR TO ANY FUTHER DETENTION AND PROSECUTION OF MAZI NNAMDI KANU ON ANY CHARGE/INDICTMENT BEFORE ANY COURT IN NIGERIA.
Recall that on the 28th day of October, 2022, a three Man panel of Learned Justices of the Court of Appeal Abuja Judicial Division, granted an application for the stay of execution of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, pending the determination of the Appeal filed before the Supreme Court by the Federal Government.
After a thorough review of the said Ruling by our defence team eminently led by foremost Leading Senior Advocate of Nigeria – Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, an informed decision was taken by the erudite Senior Advocate, and the entire team, that the said Ruling which has no foundation in law or facts, placed before the court, should be immediately appealed against, for it to be set aside by the Apex Court. Our well informed position was given a final nod by our indefatigable Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu during my last visit to him.
We are therefore by this medium, informing the general public, and UMUCHINEKE in particular, that we have filed an appeal against the said Ruling of the Court of Appeal delivered on the 28th day of October, 2022, and will proactively follow up on the administrative process to ensure that both appeals are given accelerated hearing in line with the extant Fast Track Rules of the Supreme Court.
We shall keep everyone abreast of the development in the appeals as we progress.
We respectfully urge you all to still remain peaceful and law abiding, as always, and be rest assured that the Ruling of the Court of Appeal now appealed against will be reviewed on the merit by learned Justices of the Supreme Court.
Let us reiterate for the avoidance of any doubt, that the said Ruling did not interfere in any way with the status of the judgment of the Court of Appeal discharging Onyendu.
The judgment of the Court of Appeal discharging Onyendu and striking out the seven count charge still subsists, it has not been set aside.
Thank you all, and remain blessed UMUCHINEKE .
Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq. (KSC)
IPOB’s Lead Counsel.
3rd November, 2022.