Supreme Court Fixes December 15 for FG Vs Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

The Supreme Court has on Thursday fixed December 15 to render judgment in the Federal Government’s (FG) appeal of the Court of Appeal’s decision to drop all charges against indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu and order his freedom.

After the attorneys for the FG and the arrested IPOB leader adopted their last briefs of argument, a five-judge panel of the Supreme Court, presided over by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, gave the case the go-ahead for a ruling.

After hearing arguments from Kanu’s attorney, Mike Ozekhome SAN, and Tijani Gazali SAN, who represented the Federal Government, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun set the judgment date.

The Federal Government argued in favor of affirming the Federal High Court’s decision in Abuja, which upheld Kanu’s seven-count charges, in order to have him put on trial.
While opposing, Ozekhome argued that Kanu has been held by the Federal Government since 2021 in an illegal and unlawful manner.

He argued for the Court of Appeal’s decision to be upheld, which cleared Kanu of all charges and ordered his immediate release.

Recall that the remaining seven criminal charges against Kanu presented by the Federal Government in the Federal High Court in Abuja were dropped by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on October 13, 2022, in a decision in an appeal filed and contested by Ozekhome.

FG, however, appealed the case to the Supreme Court after being unhappy with the Court of Appeals’s verdict.