Published On: Thu, May 5th, 2016

JUST IN! BIAFRA: Court Reserves Ruling On Kanu’s Appeal.



The Court of Appeal on Thursday, May 5, reserved ruling on an appeal made by the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra,

Nnamdi Kanu. At the hearing, counsel to the appellant, Chucks Muoma said the application billed for hearing challenges a Federal High Court ruling against a bail application by his client.

He said the ruling was granted as though it was the first appellant alone that made the application for bail. But the director of Public Prosecution, Mohammed Diri, prayed the court to dismiss the application.

Diri said that Kanu’s application lacked merit. Having heard the submissions, the lead judge, Ahmed Aboki said the Appeal Court would reserve ruling on the application. Aboki said the his team had another emergency case to attend to.

He also said that a date for the reserved ruling would be communicated to the parties involved in the matter. Kanu had filed four applications challenging the lower court’s ruling on his matter. On of the application include the ruling by Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court granting the Department of State Services the permission to protect its witnesses. Kanu’s lawyer, Muoma had in his argument said it will be wrong to accuse a man in public and try him in secret.”

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