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Nnamdi Kanu heads to appeal court over terrorism charges

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Chief of Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu is reportedly heading to the Courtroom of Enchantment to problem the amended seven expenses on terrorism accredited by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja.

 

Within the copy of courtroom processes obtained by newsmen on Monday Might 2, it was revealed that the IPOB chief is difficult the courtroom’s remaining choice to retain counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15.

 

Of their utility on the federal excessive courtroom, Kanu’s legal professionals which embody Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor had insisted that the fees in opposition to him are legally faulty.

 

Ozekhome who famous that his consumer was “unlawfully, brutally and terribly renditioned from Kenya with out his consent”, additionally argued that the courtroom lacked the jurisdiction to attempt him on the energy of an incompetent cost.

 

He additionally stated that the fees in opposition to Kanu have been purportedly dedicated exterior the nation, and the courtroom lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the cost.

 

Ozekhome stated; 

 

“The costs seems to present this courtroom a world jurisdiction over offences that have been allegedly dedicated by the defendant, with out specifying the situation or date the stated offences have been dedicated”

 

He additionally averred that below the Federal Excessive Courtroom Act, the situation the place the offence was dedicated should be disclosed. 

 

Punch reported that within the swimsuit filed on the Abuja Division of the Courtroom of Enchantment by Ozekhome and Ejiofor, it was acknowledged that the trial Decide erred in legislation by failing to “contemplate, make discovering of details and accordingly pronounce on subject one raised for the trial courtroom’s dedication, regarding the extraordinary rendition of the appellant, and thereby occasioned a miscarriage of justice.”

 

Kanu is now in search of for; 

 

“An order of this Honourable courtroom permitting the enchantment and setting apart in its entirety, the ruling/remaining choice of the realized trial courtroom, retaining counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 of the amended cost.

“An order of this Honourable courtroom upon granting reduction a above, dismissing the remaining counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 and, accordingly discharging the appellant on these counts.

“An order of this Honourable courtroom terminating the whole cost and discharging the appellant.

“And for such additional order or orders because the Honourable courtroom might deem match to make within the circumstances of this enchantment.”

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