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News - North Central - FCT Updated: October 25, 2022

Nnamdi Kanu: Appeal Court Speaks On Transferred Judges

By Sydney Elike
October 25, 2022
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The Court of Appeal in Abuja has addressed the issue of the transfer of the judges who discharged Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges against him.

According to a Vanguard investigation, the Justices were transferred four days after they delivered the judgement that discharged the embattled IPOB leader.

Speaking on the transfer on Tuesday, the court clarified that it had nothing to do with the judgement reached by the Justices.

In a statement, the Chief Registrar of the Court, Malam Umar Mohammed Bangari said that the general postings were routine and aimed at reinvigorating the delivery of justice by the court.

“The attention of the Court of Appeal has been drawn to a publication in the media on Monday, October 24, 2022, with the caption “Nnamdi Kanu: 3 Justices on Appeal Court Panel Transferred”

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“The publication in question conveyed the innuendo to the effect that the recent postings of Justices of the Court of Appeal were in connection with or in response to the judgment of the Court of 13th October 2022 in Nnamdi Kanu Versus the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We wish to state categorically that the general postings of the Justices of the Court of Appeal under reference were routine and aimed at reinvigorating the justice delivery system of the Court.

“In fact, 21 out of 81 Justices including 6 Presiding Justices of the Court were affected by the general postings.

“It is therefore incorrect to insinuate that the Honourable Justices who delivered the judgment in the Nnamdi Kanu appeal were the targets of the routine posting exercise.

“A few minutes of inquiry by the media could have clarified the fact.

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“We appeal to the media to exercise restraint and circumspection in reporting matters pertaining to the Court and its operations.

“The Court of Appeal has an open door policy of providing easy access to the media to make inquiries and seek clarification on any matters of interest to the media for the benefit of the general public”, the statement reads.

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