Mazi Nnamdi Kanu - IPOB Leader

By Ifeanyi Chijioke
November 10, 2016

It is no surprise to me that one year on, Nigerian Government is still on the amendment of charges against Nnamdi Kanu who was accused of treasonable felony; a crime one man cannot commit; but in Nigeria, everything is possible. They hurriedly wrote latest charges that were error-driven; and wrongly quoting the constitution. Binta Nyako to have continued to correct and assist them could go beyond today’s disgrace. There is really no case against Nnamdi Kanu; the latest charges are nothing but delay, by delaying justice, justice is denied.

The Government has the immoral right to bring trumped up charges against one and hold the person in the prison for as long as they want. This is a clear indication that they control the Judiciary in Nigeria. The government also has right to release hundreds of Boko Haram Prisoners because they are considered the people of the President. The Judiciary lacks the independence to take decisions, this why Buhari said in his median media chat that Kanu will not be released and the Judiciary is making sure it is done.

They today took the charge amendment syndrome to ECOWAS Court but were disgraced. It is one thing to corruptly thrive in Nigeria but another thing to go to ECOWAS Court and practice corruption. Federal Government of Nigeria were properly disgraced in ECOWAS Court today (8/11/2016); taught what law is because they think corruption is banner they go. When new charges were pressed to be included today in ECOWAS court; they were simply lectured that such move contradicts rule of the law. I wonder the rationale behind bringing new charges when the one brought and tirelessly amended till date has not been addressed.

We cannot deny the fact that Nnamdi Kanu has no case to answer; I have always maintained that self determination which is a sacred and inalienable right of Indigenous People that has been respected everywhere in the world will dramatically turn to a crime in Nigeria. If peaceful agitation can be crime, then what would have been of Nnamdi Kanu if he was violent? UN charter on the Rights of Indigenous People that was brought into play in 2007 is enough to quash the charges before Nnamdi Kanu. If Nigerian Government accused Nnamdi Kanu of treasonable felony; why not come forward and show the world how Nnamdi Kanu raised weapon and fought thousands of Nigerian soldiers and also how he tried to usurp Buhari’s government.

Nnamdi Kanu never engaged in a secret agitation; everything he said and done are there to be seen or rather heard on Radio Biafra. I wonder how a man that publicly declared his status and vigorously campaigned that his is not a Nigerian and has nothing to do with Nigeria will go back to commit treasonable felony against Nigeria.

It is the strangest thing to imagine in life that Nnamdi Kanu who doubles as a British citizen and has spent almost all his life in London can magically commit treasonable felony in Nigeria from London. It is on record that Nnamdi Kanu never had anything to do with Nigerian politics or politicians, neither has he ever vied for any elective position to suggest that he desires a leadership position in Nigeria. It is the wildest of imaginations to accuse such man of treasonable felony; when will this joke end?

After one year of legal shenanigan and judicial abuse; Nigerian Government came up today with charges amendment that will definitely be considered by their Court but was vehemently termed ’Contradiction of rule of law’ or ‘Unacceptable’ and could activate ‘Double Jeopardy’ a legal action that stops a defendant being tried again. If Nigerian Government latest charges are heard or admitted; amendment might never end which will beat ‘Double Jeopardy’.

As contained in the amendment charges; the DSS is blindly or aimlessly trying to bring back terrorism charges even after it was stroke out by magistrate and Kanu acquitted by Justice Ademola of visibly the whole charges being brought back. I cannot imagine what this case has made of Nigeria; yet they have failed to arrest this matter and show civilization. The amended charges bothering on terrorism, felony and defamation is another mockery of the law. If Nigerian government goes on releasing hundreds of certified Boko Haram terrorists; wasting time on such trumped up charge is annoying. By giving attention to the latest charges; Binta Nyako is taking the world back to the era of Ademola.

This is a clear indication that DSS has exhausted everything they have and wants to start afresh; if there is a case before Nnamdi Kanu; the DSS must let the court to hear it. Hence the cases are bailable offences, the defendants should be released on bail and this will give DSS the right frame of mind to engage in the trial; because the DSS is focused on making sure Nnamdi Kanu stays in prison and not seeing to the trial of the matter.

Editor/Publisher: Chinwe Korie


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