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By Emmanuel Okolosi
Appeal Court rejects FG’s request for adjournment in battle to stay judgment on Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Leader’s discharge

On Monday, the Court of Appeal in Abuja declined to grant the Federal Government’s plea for an adjournment in a case trying to prevent the execution of the ruling that overturned the terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Biafra nation movement.

The Federal Government was instead given until today at noon to move its application or lose it, according to the court.

At today’s sessions, the Federal Government’s attorney, Mr. David Kaswe, claimed that Kanu’s attorney, Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, had since last Friday supplied him with a counter affidavit.

Kaswe, however, asserted that he received a list of one extra authority this morning and that he needed time to respond.

However, Ozekhome opposed to the motion on the grounds that only one additional authority had been served and that the Federal Government should not be allowed to request an adjournment based on the presence of just one authority.

Since October 13, when the Court of Appeal ordered Kanu’s release, Ozekhome alleged, the Federal Government has disobeyed the ruling.