*Court of Appeal dismisses Olisa Metuh’s appeal
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has refused to grant a bail application by Nnamdi Kanu.
Mr. Kanu is the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB].
Mr Kanu had asked the court to determine whether the ruling by Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court was not an aberration of his fundamental rights as stipulated in the constitution.
He also asked the Appeal Court to determine whether or not, the Federal High Court was right in making his dual citizenship an excuse for refusing him bail.
In its ruling on Wednesday, the Court of Appeal held that the lower court was right in relying upon Mr Kanu’s dual citizenship, as a basis for denying his application for bail.
The court said the chances of Mr Kanu returning to his other country was high and that the laws of his other country might prevent the trial from reaching its logical end.
Mr Kanu is facing treason charges alongside two others, Benjamin Madubgwu and James Nwawuisi at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
In another development, Court of Appeal has dismissed Olisa Metuh’s appeal of no case submission.
The Appellate Court upheld the earlier ruling of the Federal High Court , Abuja which had previously rejected the said application.
In yet another event, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja rejected an application for leave to travel abroad for medical treatment filed by Olisa Metuh.
Metuh is the former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Abang ruled that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain Metuh’s application.
That is because there was a subsisting order directing Metuh to deposit his international passport with the chief registrar of the high court as part of his bail conditions.
He added that Metuh through his counsel did not apply to vary the bail conditions.
“This is not a case of sympathy, but a case of law, said Justice Abang
“This court has no jurisdiction to entertain this application,
“The court is not Father Christmas to give to the defendant what it did not ask for”
“The application lacks merit. It is accordingly dismissed.
“The court cannot set aside its decision,” Justice Abang ruled.
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