The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has concluded plans to appeal against the ruling of the Court of Appeal staying the execution of the judgment that dismissed the terrorism charges brought against him by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government.
Recall that Justice Haruna Tsanami had in his ruling last Friday granted the application by the Federal government to stay the execution of the judgment pending the hearing and determination of its appeal at the Supreme Court.
In a statement on Monday, the lead counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor disclosed that the legal team headed by Chief Mike Ozekhome has received a ‘go-ahead’ from the pro-Biafra activist to challenge the ruling at the Supreme Court.
Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reiterated that the Appeal Court ruling quashing all terrorism charges brought by the Federal Government still subsists.
The statement reads: “I visited Onyendu (Kanu) today (yesterday) at the Headquarters of the State Security Service (DSS) Abuja, to specifically brief him on the outcome of the Court of Appeal Ruling, of Friday last week, staying the execution of Onyendu’s Appeal Court Judgment.
“Apart from critical legal strategies which will remain private, Onyendu did not hesitate in giving our legal team a nod to immediately proceed with an appeal at the Supreme Court against the Ruling of the Court of Appeal staying the execution of its Judgement, which expectedly, is to be heard under the Supreme Court Fast Track Rules.
“Procedures towards an expeditious hearing of the appeal was agreed upon and we are very hopeful that it shall still end in praises, God being our Helper. As we had earlier stated, be assured that the Court of Appeal Judgement which vindicated Onyendu, and consequently discharged him of every bogus allegation, still subsists, it has not been set aside.
“Onyendu’s legal team eminently led by Chief Mike Ozekome, SAN, will vigorously pursue an appeal at the Supreme Court against the Ruling of the Court of Appeal staying the execution of Onyendu’s landmark victory at the Court of Appeal.”