By Princewill Akubumma
For Biafra Writers
1st April 2019
It is appalling that the legal system of Nigeria which is supposedly the last hope of a common man has degenerated into comatose and an institution which serves as a willing tool of the government of the day for persecution and witch-hunting of anyone it considered a threat to their Islamization ploy.
Meanwhile, travesty of justice is when a Nigerian Federal High Court judge, Binta Nyako chooses to follow the tenets of Sharia law while forsaking that of a secular law, only to make a mockery of the common law practiced in Nigeria, which requires that a judge must investigate the reasons behind someone's failure to attend to court proceedings or stand for his trial as at when due.
Justice Binta Murtala Nyako had on Thursday, 28th March, 2019, turned justice on its head when she issued a bench warrant and ordered for the immediate arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on the ground that the latter has violated his bail conditions and has failed to appear in court when it is clear to all and sundry that the IPOB leader’s continued absence in court wasn't out of his own volition but due to the underlying circumstances of the attack by men of the Nigerian army on his home on September 14, 2017 which forced him to escape for safety.
Recall that during the attack on his home in Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia on September 2017, 28 men were shot and killed, including his family dog. Despite the pictorial and video evidence that abounds, this Sharia judge, Binta Nyako abandoned all the ethics and tenets of the law and chose to follow the principles of the Islamic law otherwise known as Sharia law and passed such judgement to mock the world judicial system.
An injustice against Nnamdi Kanu, the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra is an injustice against all Biafrans and we are putting the world on notice that our supreme leader had not committed any crime known to the Nigerian laws despite its flawed nature.
It is now obvious that the legal system of Nigeria has been hijacked by the Cabals in Aso-Rock who dictates for judges the kind of judgement they must serve. Therefore, the world judicial body, legal practitioners and all men and women of good conscience must rise to condemn this grave injustice which could lead to severe unrest in the largest sub-saharan African country. The Biafra Times Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue Published By Prince Richmond C. Amadi