Today, the Court of Appeal in Abuja will decide on an appeal filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu wants the Federal Government’s terrorism charges against him to be thrown out.
In a notice sent to Kanu’s lawyers and the Federal Government, the appellate court said that the make-or-break decision would be made in the afternoon.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, one of Kanu’s lawyers, confirmed that the notice for judgment delivery had been received.
“We want to let UmuChineke and all followers of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu know that we just got word from the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division, that the long-awaited decision in Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Appeal No. CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022 between Nnamdi Kanu and the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be made tomorrow, October 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
“This news makes us very happy, and we look forward to a successful trip. We have been hard at work behind the scenes, and the legal team is not leaving any stone unturned.
Kanu didn’t like how Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja told him to answer seven of the 15 counts of terrorism against him.
He asked the Court of Appeal to drop all the charges against him and let him go free, saying, among other things, that the alleged crimes did not happen in Nigeria.
Justice Hanatu Sankey, who was in charge of the three-person panel that heard the appeal, didn’t make a decision right away.