Hey there, middle schoolers! So, there’s this guy named Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He was facing some serious criminal charges, but something interesting happened. The Court of Appeal said, “Nah, we’re throwing out these charges and letting Kanu go!”
But wait, there’s more! The Federal Government didn’t like that decision, so they appealed to the Supreme Court. And guess what? The Supreme Court is going to make a final decision on December 15th. That’s when they’ll say if Kanu should face trial or if he should be released for good.
During the court session, Kanu’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, said that the government has been holding Kanu illegally since 2021. He wants the Court of Appeal’s decision to be upheld, meaning Kanu would be set free.
On the other side, the Federal Government wants the Supreme Court to agree with the Federal High Court’s decision to charge Kanu with seven crimes. They want him to face trial.
Before all this, the Federal High Court had charged Kanu with 15 crimes. But then, the judge decided to drop eight of those charges, saying Kanu only needed to answer for seven of them. That’s when the Court of Appeal stepped in and said, “Nope, we’re throwing out all the charges!”
So, now we wait for the Supreme Court’s decision on December 15th. Will Kanu be set free or will he have to face trial? We’ll have to wait and see. Stay tuned for more updates!