The modified seven terrorist charges given by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja have been contested by Nnamdi Kanu, a Biafra Republic separatist.
In a complaint filed at the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal by his attorneys, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) made this known.
Kanu urged the appellate court to dismiss the modified seven accusations of terrorism brought against him by the Federal Government, claiming that the charge was legally deficient.
Remember that on April 8, 2022, Justice Nyako dismissed eight of the 15 counts of treasonable felony presented against the IPOB leader by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Not satisfied with the ruling, the IPOB leader said the trial judge erred in law by failing to “consider, make finding of facts and accordingly pronounce on issue one raised for the trial court’s determination, relating to the extraordinary rendition of the appellant, and thereby occasioned a miscarriage of justice.”
Among the reliefs being sought-after in the appellate court included, “an order of this Honourable court allowing the appeal and setting aside in its entirety, the ruling/final decision of the learned trial court, retaining counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 of the amended charge.
“An order of this Honourable court upon granting relief a above, dismissing the remaining counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 15 and, accordingly discharging the appellant on those counts.
“An order of this Honourable court terminating the entire charge and discharging the appellant.
“And for such further order or orders as the Honourable court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this appeal.”
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