Legal Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu must be tried for terrorism-Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upturned the verdict of the  Court of Appeal which   acquitted and discharged the leader of  the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu  of the  treason case brought against him by the Federal Government.

According to the Supreme Court, the fact that he  was illegally brought back to Nigeria from Kenya after jumping bail, did not strip the Federal High Court of the jurisdiction of hearing the case.

The Supreme Court in the judgement delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim but prepared by Justice Garba Lawal,  specifically  said the unlawful  abduction of Kanu from Kenya was what he could challenge in a civil matter instead of contesting the jurisdiction of the trial court to hear his matter.

The apex court then ordered  Kanu to go and defend himself  of charges  of terrorism preferred against him.