The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing to September 14 in the appeal filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, against his continued detention by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The application filed by Kanu’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome SAN, on November 2022 described as unconstitutional the stay of execution order granted by the FCT Court of Appeal on October 28, 2022 against an earlier verdict of the same court which quashed all terrorism-related charges against his client.

He urged the court to set it aside the lower court’s order while also granting his client bail or transfer him to the Nigeria Correctional Facility so he could get adequate medical attention to his health.

But the Attorney-General of the Federation had told the apex court to afford his office time to respond to processes filed by Kanu’s lawyers, including the introduction of nine new grounds in the amended notice of appeal against Kanu.

A five-member panel of the court led by Justice John Okoro had agreed with the prosecution and adjourned till today.

But at the proceedings on Thursday, the matter was further adjourned to September 14.

Reacting to the development, special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Alloy Ejimakor, tweeted that “as unacceptable and legally injurious as this is, we have no choice than to live with this sad development until then.”

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