Kanu: Supreme Court Resumes New Legal Year, Sets To Hear Appeals

The Supreme Court of Nigeria will resume the new Legal Year today, the 18th day of September 2023, as authoritatively confirmed by the Apex Court’s desk.

The resumption of the new Legal Year will also enable the commencement of the hearing of Appeals in the coming week.

According to Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq and Lead Counsel for the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is currently detained in the custody of the Department of State Service, Abuja, the resumption of the new legal year would also kickstart the supreme court hearing on Kanu’s case.

He, therefore, restated the stance of Kanu’s legal team, decrying his continuous detention even though different courts of competent jurisdiction have declared him freed and acquitted of all charges leveled against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Barrister Ejiofor, Esq. wrote:
“The Supreme Court of Nigeria will formally resume the new Legal Year today, The of September 2023, as authoritatively confirmed from the Apex Court’s desk. And Hearing of Appeals will formally commence next week. call that our erudite lethe ad counsel, Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, had formally requested for the Court’s approval of the 28th day of September 2023 as the new scheduled date for the hearing of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s appeal, following the cancellation of the earlier scheduled date of 14th September 2023, which unfortunately, fell within the Supreme Crt’s annual vacation period.

There is a positive indication that in the coming days, a confirmation or otherwise of the proposed new date will be made public upon our Lead Counsel’s feedback.

Our request is simple – let this appeal be heard with every urgency it deserves so that the fate of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been illegally held in the solitary confinement of the SSS will be determined, having been discharged of all the frivolous criminal charge against him since the 13th day of October, 2022.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has continued to detain him in custody in clear violation of this subsisting Judgment, and Orders of the Court of Appeal that directed for his unconditional release, and consequently, prohibited his further trial before any Court in Nigeria or detention in any custody.

As I have consistently maintained, the wheel of justice may grind slowly, but it will grind exceedingly fine in no distant time.

Here’s wishing Ezigbo UmuChineke a very fulfilling week ahead.

We move!

Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq. (KSC)
IPOB’s Lead Counsel
18th September, 2023.


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