IPOB: ECOWAS Islamic Court And Nigeria Federal High Court: A Partnership Of Travesty Of Justice Against Nnamdi Kanu
By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze (Nnamdi Kanu Disciple)
For Family Writers
8 February 2017
ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (ECCJ) and Nigeria Federal Court Abuja presided over by Justice Binta Nyako have formed a dangerous judicial partnership of travesty of justice against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the supreme leader of Indigenous People of Biafra.
The said dangerous partnership of the ECOWAS court and Nigeria domestic court is apparently noticeable in the way these two courts have recently resorted to extending the date of their respective rulings on the cases before each of them bothering on Nnamdi Kanu and Nigeria govt.
The two cases under reference requiring their rulings is a case of treasonable felony instituted by Nigeria govt in Federal High Court Abuja against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and a case of gross human right violation instituted by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in ECOWAS court against Nigeria govt since March 2016.
Since these two cases started, there is no type of judicial caricature that has not been meted on the integrity of the two hallowed courts by the judges handling the cases, especially the attempted secret trial which later collapsed in Nigeria domestic court and questionable lengthy adjournments of court sitting in ECOWAS court.
It is very obvious to the world that both courts have jointly made all round judicial drills and exhausted all the local and international judicial procedures at their disposal in order to find what to lay hand upon to convict Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the innocent man in order to satisfy the ungodly yearning of the ungodly tyrant of Nigeria, Gen Muhammadu Buhari but they find nothing.
It is worthy of emulation by concerned persons and authorities of international community that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu continued pleading with his followers which are running out of patience to resort to violence due to injustice on their leader, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which is everywhere in the world to remain calm, peaceful and law-abiding not minding his endless detention since 14th October 2015 when he was arrested by Nigeria SSS.
As both ECOWAS court and Nigeria federal high court have both run out of ideas of what new to tell the world on the two cases awaiting ruling at the moment, the two courts have form a partnership of injustice against Nnamdi Kanu by resorting to extension of date of ruling to future date without justifiable reasons.
As Nigeria govt which appoints Nigeria federal high court judges and pays their salaries and also funds the sub-regional activities and programmes of ECOWAS including its court is presently in a palpable trepidation over what may become the consequences of giving verdicts of both courts in favour of Nnamdi Kanu who committed no offence in the eyes of both local and international laws, these two courts are confused at the moment and thereby using the dubious and obnoxious extension of ruling date to buy more time for Nigeria govt which has been blackmailing both courts with its sponsorship of them.
People all over the world may not know yet that ECOWAS court which fixed its date for ruling on the case of gross human right violation instituted in the court by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been moved from February 9th to March 7th 2017 with no justifiable reason, even maintaining that the new date may still be extended if need arises. So Nigeria domestic Court which is already working hand-in-hand with ECOWAS court also moved its own ruling date fixed for February 10th now to March 1st 2017 with flimsy or no reason.
It is on this ground, I hereby call on international community, both local and international observers, both local and international human right organizations and both local and international media organizations to be on the watch and reject any further extension of the ruling date of both cases because justice delayed is always justice denied.
I want the world to know that injustice always boomerang as Martin Luther King Jr, once said "Any injustice anywhere in the world is a threat to justice everywhere in the world".
Today, Nnamdi Kanu is tasting the painful venom of injustice. Tomorrow, it could be the turn of Hon Justice Traore, president of ECOWAS court to taste it. Next tomorrow, it could be the turn of Hon Justice Walter S. N. Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria because injustice fears nobody if it is allowed room in any society just because Nnamdi Kanu is involved today.
I want to tell Justice Micha Wright of ECOWAS court and Justice Binta Nyako of Federal high court that injustice inside any court is always catastrophic and dangerous to any judicial setting no matter how highly placed or lowly considered the plaintiff(s) or the defendant(s) could be. Let people of good conscience condemn this judicial injustice in strong terms before it is too late. I rest my case!
From Mazi Onyebuchi Eze (Nnamdi Kanu Disciple)
- The Biafra Herald