The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday stopped the execution of its own judgment which faulted the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and also set aside the terrorism charges against him.
Justice Haruna Tsanami in a ruling upheld the application of the Federal Government and ordered that the execution of the judgment be put on hold.
The Federal Government had applied that the execution of the judgment be suspended pending the resolution of its appeal lodged at the Supreme Court.
Justice Tsanami in the brief ruling held that the counter affidavit filed against the Federal Government’s application by Kanu’s legal team was misleading.
The appellate court therefore granted the application FG brought for stay of execution of the judgement pending the hearing and determination of the application.
However, the appellate court, ordered FG to within seven days, transmit the record of appeal as well as its verdict on the matter, to the apex court to enable speedy determination of the case.
It will be recalled that appellate court had last Monday, reserved its ruling on the application FG filed for the judgement that quashed the entire 15-count terrorism charge it preferred against Kanu not to be executed, pending the determination of an appeal it has lodged before the Supreme Court.