The Supreme court has granted leave to the federal government to bring nine new grounds of appeal against the release of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
A five-member Panel led by Justice John Okoro on Thursday granted the leave while ruling on the motion by the counsel for the federal government, Tijani Gadzali.
The apex court also granted leave to the federal government to include these nine new grounds as part of the its amended notice of appeal dated October 28, 2022.
When proceedings commenced, Nnamdi Kanu’s Counsel, Mike Ozekhome, informed the court of his Motions seeking for bail of his client and another seeking for his transfer to kuje correctional facility to get proper medical attention citing his failing health at dss custody.
He also prayed for an accelerated hearing of the matter.
Speaking on the motion for transfer of Kanu out of the custody of the dss, the Counsel to the federal government, prayed for an adjournment to file a counter affidavit stating that he just took over the Matter.
The court however advised Ozekhome to withdraw the pending motions and enable him focus on the main appeal and subsequently fixed may 11 for hearing on the pending motion and the main appeal.
The Appellate court had stopped the execution of its own judgement which faulted the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and also set aside the 7 count terrorism charge against him.
A three-man panel lead by Justice Haruna Tsanami, while upholding the stay of execution of the October 13, 2022 judgment filed by the federal government, ordered that the Record of Appeal be transmitted to the Supreme Court within 7 days after judgment.