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Biafra: Supreme Court okays request to file more grounds in appeal against Nnamdi Kanu

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The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Federal Government to file additional nine grounds in its appeal against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

A five-man panel led by Justice John Okoro of the Supreme Court okayed the Federal Government’s appeal against the Court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted Kanu.

The court granted the permission while ruling on a motion for leave moved by the counsel of the Nigerian Government, Tijani Gazali.

The Justice Okoro-led panel also granted leave to the Federal Government to include the additional nine grounds as part of its amended notice of appeal dated October 28 2022.

Kanu’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome informed the court about a couple of motions filed by his client, including one in which he is praying to be relocated to Kuje prison from the facility of the Department of State Services, DSS.

Ozekhome claimed Kanu was seriously ill and required proper medical attention, which, he believed, his client could access at the Kuje prison.

After the hearing, the apex court adjourned the matter till May 11.

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