The Court of Appeal has looked for Supreme Court’s quick hearing in the Federal Government’s appeal against it’s judgment that discharged and acquainted Nnamdi Kanu from the terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
To this end, the Appellate Court on Friday requested its own Registry to compile and transmit to the Supreme Court within seven days the record of appeal in regard of the judgment delivered on October 13.
The Appellate Court in a ruling on Friday in Abuja likewise requested that counsel for the parties, (Kanu and Federal Government) are to settle the records quickly for transmission to the Supreme Court as requested thus.
Justice Haruna Tsamani in the ruling on Federal Government’s application for judgment stay, ended execution of its own judgment which blamed the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and furthermore put away the terrorism charges against him.
Justice Tsamani maintained the Federal Government application and ordered that the execution of the judgment be to be put on hold.
The Federal Government had applied that the execution of the judgment be suspended pending the resolution of its appeal filed at the Supreme Court.
Justice Tsanami in the briefing ruling held that the counter affidavit documented against the Federal Government application by Kanu’s legal team was deceiving.
“On that note, it is my view, which I hold, that this application is meritorious. Therefore, the sole issue raised by the application is hereby resolved in favour of the applicant.
“The application is accordingly granted and I hereby order as follows:
“That the execution of the Judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on the 13th day of October, 2022 in Appeal No: CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022 between: Nnamdi Kanu Versus. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is hereby stayed pending the hearing and determination of the appellant’s/applicant’s appeal against the said judgment by the Supreme Court.
“That the Registry of this Court is to compile and transmit the record of appeal to the Supreme Court within seven (7) days from today.
“That counsel for the parties are to settle the records immediately for transmission to the Supreme Court as ordered herein”.
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