Israeli observer surrounded & cheered by Biafrans

By Ifeanyi Chijioke
November 10, 2016

David Dav, an Israeli international observer who was present at Nigerian High Court to witness the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra has congratulated the defense team of Nnamdi Kanu; speaking after the proceedings of the court; he said ‘The defense team was wonderful and that their argument was far reaching and appealing than that of the DSS’ he further described the actions of the Prosecution team as regrettable. His only regret was, Nigeria is a country the Judiciary has no words of its own; noting that with the argument and everything that transpired in the Court on 8th of November; Nigeria has no case whatsoever against Nnamdi Kanu. He further suggested that going by what happened in the Court; not granting Nnamdi Kanu bail would be a clear indication that there is ulterior motive or conspiracy with the establishment.

Nnamdi Kanu had two different Court sessions, one with ECOWAS and the other with High Court; the DSS was taught a memorable lesson and disgraced in ECOWAS Court as they could not argue or back up the continued illegal detention of Nnamdi Kanu. Instead of coming forth to argue the legality of Nnamdi Kanu’s continued detention; they served other charges notwithstanding this is a case that has moved on for more than 356 days. However, the Court in its wisdom cautioned the DSS that their action contradicts legal ethics as well as blaming them for bringing the new charges just the day of the hearing. The Court objected the charges and chose to carry on with what was before it; giving nod to Nnamdi Kanu who argued that the matter before the Court has not been settled for another one to be engaged.

The DSS counsel are used to fumbling in any other Court they cannot control through the President of Nigeria who had openly vowed never to release Nnamdi Kanu until he renounces his agitation or negotiate with him. In the high Court, the same scenario did not play out, rather the trial Judge spent all the time for the proceeding in correcting hurriedly served latest charges. The latest charges which will be a clear set back if admitted are not bereft of what had been cleared in Magistrate Court and before Justice John Tosho. The charge’ which seems to only include other defendants in the treasonable felony that previously had only Nnamdi Kanu is nothing but unacceptable; according to ECOWAS Court.

It would not be much a surprise that the High Court might admit the charges because it has already been set to indict Nnamdi Kanu in furtherance to what Buhari said. The prosecution team always tends to be noisy and authoritative when in Nigerian Court but loses their voices when in a neutral Court not controlled by Nigeria. It is believed that they confidently control the Nigerian Judiciary and would always do anything they want hence they have the support of the Court.

The argument for the application of bail, in spite of the DSS legal team lagging in reasons to hold Nnamdi Kanu; it is possible that the Judge is already working on frivolous reasons to deny Nnamdi Kanu bail in as much as the trumped up charges are bailable ones, he presumed. Speaking further on what transpired in the Court; the observer held firmly that there is no case against Nnamdi Kanu and wondered the rationale behind trying to criminalize a peaceful man aspiring for self determination which is a sacred right.

Nigeria has again and again failed to prove the charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu, with the Court being manipulated at one stage or another to either favour or help illegally indict Nnamdi Kanu. The case which could have been allowed to go on hit a rock after the Court illegally contradicted its earlier ruling that there won’t be secret trial. Just as the International observer observed; there is no argument or meaningful matter before the Court. The Prosecution brought trumped up charges against Nnamdi Kanu which cannot be proven. They have never done well in any argument before and neither is there any argument to cherish. What is seen in the Court is total disrespect and mockery of the Nigerian Judiciary that have left itself to be a scapegoat to a man without O’level certificate.

Editor/Publisher: Chinwe Korie


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