The Court of Appeal has sought Supreme Court’s expeditious hearing in the Federal Government’s appeal against its judgment that discharged Nnamdi Kanu from the terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal reserve.
To this end, the Appellate Court on Friday ordered its own Registry to compile and transmit to the Supreme Court within seven days the record of appeal in respect of the judgment delivered on October 13.
The Appellate Court in a ruling on Friday in Abuja also ordered that counsel for the parties, (Kanu and Federal Government) are to settle the records immediately for transmission to the Supreme Court as ordered herein.
Justice Haruna Tsamani n the ruling on Federal Government’s application for a judgment stay halted the execution of its own judgment which faulted the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and also set aside the terrorism charges against him.
Justice Tsamani upheld the Federal Government application and ordered that the execution of the judgment be put on hold.
The Federal Government had applied that the execution of the judgment is suspended pending the resolution of its appeal lodged at the Supreme Court.
Justice Tsunami in the briefing ruling held that the counter affidavit filed against the Federal Government application by Kanu’s legal team was misleading.
“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 favor 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 hereby stays 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”.