By Ifeanyi Chijioke
September 13 2016

  • This month is the 12th month Nnamdi Kanu the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra was arrested; I am drawn to this caption because his thoughtless or rather political court trial in coming up in a couple of days and the very man standing as a trial judge will further make jest of legal profession. I have taken my time to look at this very case before the court and it is really abuse of court; no competent court should be entertaining such case; if the executive is not in charge of the court, I see no reason John Tsoho should be presiding over a headless case of one man without parties accused of treason.

Nnamdi Kanu was first accused of terrorism and labeled a terrorist by his accusers and when Justice Ademola warned that the accusation holds no water and as a matter of fact, Kanu should be released and acquitted of all charges. Buhari led Federal government did not only flout competent court orders; he openly said to the world that he cannot let Nnamdi Kanu go as freed by competent court of jurisdiction in spite existing order. It is understandable to conclude that this is not a democratic system but military or totalitarian system where court cannot dispense justice rather a man choosing justice and injustice for men.
The reason for contravention of law which has illegally kept Nnamdi Kanu in detention was simply because he shares a different political view. The idea of dialogue and debate drifted away; every civil or modern approach was thrown to the wind by the Nigerian government. Involving military and security forces to kidnap, arrest and murder peaceful activists became the last option. A black man sees gun as what is meant for his fellow man or used to kill for conformity.
Having arrested Nnamdi Kanu and he was released by the court and Buhari disobeyed the court hence changed charges against him from terrorism to treason. Justice John Tsoho, a man known for doing the dirty works of the political money bags was appointed to preside over the case, that was when justice was bought and the court made powerless. While up till date, John Tsoho is still fighting to retain his status as a trial judge despite having been told that there is no confidence in him buttresses the fact that he has a third party interest.
John Tsoho the trial judge has been inconsistent with his ruling, sleeping and waking, saying one thing today and saying another thing tomorrow. He has the backing of the power that be and has been power-drunken. It is the strangest ruling passed in centuries, where a judge ordered that there shall not be a secret trial only to come again in the same court to say there shall be secret trial. Tsoho proved that in Nigeria, law does not exist or everything is possible. While the court lacks integrity and the judge lost confidence in; dignity was thrown to the dogs. It is clear that there is no case being adjudicated, because if there is any, Tosho should have considered the integrity and dignity of the court hence justice is sacred. He should have not made a ruling and come again to allow deliberation on what he has ruled thus changing the position of the court and making the court a childish institution.
While the charges against Nnamdi Kanu are trumped up charges because it is laughable to accuse a man of treason which is very much impossible or even cannot be imagined. Demanding Kanu stops his agitation and be released is also enough to prove that there is no case except the fact that his view that is morally and legally his right is not welcomed by Buhari who has sworn to do everything without adherence to rule of law. There is no case for Nnamdi Kanu and this is why his politically motivated trial cannot hold or has never held. It is very clear that Nigerian government is trying everything possible to nail an innocent man which has affected dispensation of justice and directly contributed to the non-trial of Nnamdi Kanu.
It is time for the world to spoke up against political imprisonments and unlawful treatment and denial of rights, abuse of humanity and desperation leading to torture of all kinds. Nnamdi Kanu has been tortured immeasurably and for one year has been subjected to unjust trial and laid on the sword of politically motivated dispositions. Denied his fundamental rights and abused for a legitimate agitation that has involved no gun or any form of violence. The wasted effort termed trial should be called off and Nnamdi Kanu released; as it is now a full calendar year without a trial while he is continued to be incarcerated; it has been proved that Nnamdi Kanu has no case to answer but only answering to bigotry, religious hatred, and ethnic division in a failed State.

Mr.Ifeanyi Chijioke writes for BiafraPost
Editor/Publisher: Akachukwu Udo
For Biafra Reporters 


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  1. Buhari has damaged the image of Nigeria beyond repairs. The worst part is that the arm of the government that should stand up for the truth has sold their dignity proving the young man right in all he is agitating for which lead to his arrest . shame and shame on united nation. Shame on the union called united nation for keeping mute towards the crime against humanity in Nigeria.