Nnamdi Kanu: Supreme Court Knocks FG Over Irresponsible Act

Nnamdi Kanu: Supreme Court Knocks FG Over Irresponsible Act

  • The Supreme Court has described the re-arrest and forceful return of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader, to Nigeria as an act of irresponsibility
  • After jumping bail in 2020, Kanu was rearrested in Kenya, forcefully returned to Nigeria in 2021 and has since been in DSS custody
  • However, the apex court set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu

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FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court has knocked the federal government over the extrajudicial arrest of the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the government.

Recall that in 2021, Kanu was rearrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria. The embattled leader of IPOB had since been in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS), even after the Court of Appeal ordered his release, Vanguard reported.

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Supreme Court knocks FG for arresting Nnamdi Kanu wrongly Photo Credit: Eyinnaya Abaribe
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But in a unanimous decision by the five-member panel of the Supreme Court on Friday, December 15, the apex court stated that the federal government acted "irresponsibly" by forcefully bringing Kanu back to the country even after jumping bail.

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Supreme Court gives judgment in Nnamdi Kanu's trial

The court slammed FG, saying it must be conscious of its image, both locally and internationally, even as it knocked the trial court for revoking Kanu’s bail after he escaped to save his life following the invasion of his home by security agents.

However, the apex court dismissed the appeal of the IPOB leader, stating that if Nnamdi Kanu had not jumped bail, he would not have been rearrested and forcefully returned to the country by the federal government.

It then set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which discharged and acquitted Kanu from being tried for treasonable felony and terrorism. The charges levelled against him by the federal government.

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Supreme Court to decide Nnamdi Kanu's fate December 15

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Supreme Court stated that it would deliver its verdict on the federal government's and Kanu's appeals on December 15.

This decision was reached following the final submission of the Federal Government lawyer, Gazali (SAN), and counsel to Kanu, Ozekhome (SAN).

The federal government is appealing the ruling of the court of appeal that dismissed the treasonable felony filed against Kanu.

Source: Legit.ng

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