Treason: Supreme Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

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Treason: Supreme Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

The Supreme Court has refused to order the release of Nnamdi Kanu from detention.

This is coming after Court of Appeal ordered the release of embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

But while ruling on the appeal, the Apex Court in a judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim but written by Justice Garba Lawal voided and set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal which in October last year ordered the release of Kanu and also quashed the terrorism charges against him.

Supreme Court held that although the Nigerian Government was reckless and unlawfully rendered Kanu from Kenya, such unlawful act has not divested any Court from proceeding with trial.

Justice Lawal said no Nigerian law was cited in the suit seeking Kanu’s release on mere unlawful abduction from Kenya adding that at moment, the remedy for such action is for Kanu to file a Civil matter against such act instead of removing the powers of courts to continue with his trial for alleged criminal charges.

The Apex Court subsequently ordered that Kanu should go and defend himself in the remaining 7 count terrorism charges against him.

 

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