By Ifeanyi Chijioke - TBP
April 10, 2017

The ongoing trial of Nnamdi Kanu is seriously heading nowhere; and it would be very disastrous to the Nigerian State if a determined people lose hope of legal resolution and given the sense of anarchy- in a situation law is worthless. Time may yet be fair but would be dangerous if the prosecution (Binta Nyako and FG) fail to agree that a stitch in time saves nine. The trial (prosecution) judge is continuously showing and claiming that the law has no binding on her as she is the law in her Court. This is a gross legal nuisance and should the people seek power to feel same way; hence Binta feels law doesn’t bind and make us equal; there would be no hiding place for anybody.

There is no basis to continue to root for a secret trial while terrorism charge has been withdrawn; there is also no legal basis to continue to mention secret trial when it fundamentally opposes right to fair hearing. The trial Judge must not continue to do as the President wants and think the people have no power. Power belongs to the people and when the judiciary that is supposed to be the hope of the people fall to their predator, they will rise and revolt for their safety. The nuisance being constituted by Justice Binta Nyako without constraint is only giving the people the conception that law can be bent against justice. When law fails to bind; anarchy becomes the option and this article sues for anarchy in the event justice is subdued.

Justice Binta Nyako has clearly shown she is also a prosecutor in this case; the prosecution counsel needs nothing to worry about anymore. There is no sense in forcing her to step down from the case because the FG will appoint another stooge. The corruption is not a personal thing but an institutionalized one; Judiciary as an institution is under the express command and control of the Executive. The best way for Indigenous People of Biafra to confront this legal nuisance and unwillingness to try Kanu fairly is to put their acts together and get ready for war. Should the war be of physical combat; let them be ready, civil unrest, nuclear, legal, timely, etc, there must be perseverance. The people of Biafra must not fold their arms and persevere without putting up a fight; perseverance must be in a fight.

Justice Binta Nyako might have admitted the fact that this matter is frustrating because never a time shall she be allowed to triumph in injustice. The reason the matter is stalling is simply because justice is not allowed to prevail. It is very clear to everyone that secret trial has no basis because this is an absolute civil matter devoid of terrorism. There is no argument or law that buttresses her stance except making the pronouncement at her discretion. The first time the trial Judge tried to buttress or defend her position; it backfired on her that she needed Sharia law principles to have a legal backing of the ruling delivered.

It is therefore imperative to bring to the public and the world at large that there is unwillingness to try Nnamdi Kanu fairly and the trial Judge constituting a legal nuisance. There is no law in a civil matter that permits secret trial of an accused and neither the law buttresses the partial ruling that is aimed at frustrating fair hearing. There is no confidence in the Court and neither will a party that flouted jurisdictional order of a Court in the public will respect the jurisdictional order of a Court in secret. The evil plan being hatched against the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra remains obvious by the insistence of the prosecution on secret trial.

The trial of Nnamdi Kanu may have come to an end as a result of legal nuisance and unwillingness to try him fairly. There is no way on this planet Buhari will have his way with secret trial because there is existing contempt of Court. If Court orders cannot be obeyed in the public; it would be heavily manipulated in the secret. The public and world at large is the witness to this very case; history must not be deprived of the legal journey of Nnamdi Kanu. The opposition to the secret trial of Nnamdi Kanu will definitely go beyond the limit.

Editor/Publisher: Chinwe Korie
Twitter: @ckorie17


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