News Investigators/ The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned hearing in the suit filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu until Sept. 14.
Mr Kanu had on Nov. 3, 2022, filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal’s judgement which halted his release from the DSS custody.
The IPOB leader wants the apex court to adjudicate on the verdict of the appellate court, which stayed the execution of its earlier order acquitting him of all charges and directing his release from the custody of the Department of State Security Services.
Recall that the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday October 28 2022, halted the execution of its judgement which freed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of terrorism charges.
A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal had faulted the Nigerian government’s forcible repatriation of Mr Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria last year June to face terrorism charges over the IPOB leader’s separatist campaigns.
Oludotun Adefope-Okojie who led the appellate court’s panel had on 13 October held that the federal government broke local and international laws by forcibly re-arresting and returning Mr Kanu to Nigeria.
But in a ruling on October 28, Haruna Tsanami leading a panel of the Court of Appeal, in Abuja, ordered that the enforcement of the judgment releasing Mr Kanu be put on hold.
The federal government had applied that the execution of the judgment is suspended pending the resolution of its appeal filed at the Supreme Court.
Prior to the hearing Thursday, Mr Kanu’s Special Counsel had urged the Supreme Court to ensure justice in the trial of his client.