The Supreme Court has fixed December 15th for judgment in the appeals filed by the Federal Government and that of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The court chose the date on Thursday, October 5, 2023, after the Lawyer to the Federal Government, Tijani Gazali (SAN) and Counsel to Kanu, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) made their final submissions.
The Federal Government wants the court to set aside an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, which quashed the treasonable felony charge against Kanu and ordered his release on the grounds that he was unlawfully brought back to the country after he jumped bail.
Kanu, on his part, wants the court to allow the judgment of the Court of Appeal and set aside the later order that stayed the execution of the judgment.
It will be recalled that the Court of Appeal in Abuja had in a judgement it delivered on October 13, 2022, ordered the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention.