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Kanu Fumes Over S’Court’s Failure To Transmit Case File

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Mr. Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has lamented the delay in transmitting his case file from the Supreme Court to the Abuja Federal High Court.

The Eastern Updates recalls that in December last year, the Supreme Court had upturned the Appeal Court ruling that squashed all terrorism charges against Kanu.

Consequently, the Supreme Court ordered the subordinate court to return to the Federal High Court.

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But, Kanu lamented the inability to forward his case file to the Federal High Court.

The IPOB leader disclosed this during his routine meeting with his legal team led by his Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor at the Department of State Services, DSS, facility in Abuja on Monday.

A statement by Ejimakor reads: “During my routine visitation with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu today (8th January 2024) at the DSS in Abuja, our discussion centered mainly on the persisting failure of the Supreme Court to enroll its 15th December 2023 judgment on Kanu’s case and transmission of the case file to the Federal High Court, as was ordered by the court on said 15th December.

“This delay is unusual and thus unacceptable to Mazi Kanu and he strongly condemns it.

“In a case where Kanu has been in detention (for two and half years) and it is in public and judicial knowledge that he is grievously ill, one would expect that it should not take almost one month to certify the judgment and transmit the case file to the Federal High Court. And from what we are hearing, it might as well take over a month.

“Contrast this with election petition cases where judgments are readied and certified in as little as a day or two and made available to parties.

“In particular, given the fact that Kanu’s case cannot go forward without his case file being physically transmitted to the Federal High Court and the judgment thereof certified, any prolongation of taking these steps becomes legally injurious to Kanu, as he continues to be detained without any immediate prospects of trial and exoneration.

“We strongly urge the judicial and administrative leadership of the Supreme Court to take prompt steps to transmit Kanu’s file to the Federal High Court and make certified true copies of the judgment available to his Lawyers. This is what the justice of the case demands at this point in time.”

The Eastern Updates reports that Kanu has been in the detention of the DSS since June 2021.

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