By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers
As March 1, 2017, the date for the ruling on the frivolous case of treasonable felony instituted against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), at Federal High Court Abuja, presided over by Hon Justice Binta Nyako draws near, Family Writers Press are hereby asking the Nigeria Judicial Council, NJC, that "Since Nigeria government has failed to produce any witness or evidences to substantiate its accusation on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, why not acquit him come March 1, so that justice will smile and prevail in the Nigeria judiciary"?
Nigeria judiciary in general and Justice Binta Nyako in particular is few days away from making history for Nigeria judiciary and MOTHER JUSTICE in the realm and writing the name of Justice Binta Nyako in judicial hall of fame, should she courageously refuse to be compromised any more against her conscience and acquit the innocent man, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu come March 1, 2017.
Family Writers Press, a media organization, and one of the unbiased media observers which sensationally covers the court proceedings in all the court sitting dates since the rigorous trial began, wish to bring to the notice of National Judicial Council that the same Federal High court presided over by Hon Justice Adeniyi Ademola gave a ruling on December 17, 2015, that the said Nnamdi Kanu be released, yet Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari boasted that he will never release him no matter the court verdict ordering the same.
Since December 17, 2015 till date, that court ruling has never been obeyed by Nigeria government under Gen Muhammadu Buhari who swore oath of allegiance to defend, protect and abide by the laws contained in the constitution and other auxillary laws of Nigeria.
Family Writers Press initially thought that according to Nigeria domestic judicial laws, Nigeria government should by the court contempt under reference become unqualified to stand before the honourable court which it committed the contempt against to argue any case with any individual or organization until Nigeria government purge itself of the court contempt hanging on its neck. However, this due process of law was never followed because Nigeria judicary tends to be doing so many things extra-judicially to satisfy the ungodly yearning of the ungodly tyrant of Nigeria who demanded that Nnamdi Kanu must be jailed at all cost whether guilty or not.
Now that Nigeria Judical Council under the chairmanship of Hon Justice S. N. Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria has decided to refuse to be influenced by the Executive arm of Nigeria government any more, why not allow justice to prevail by striking out the case on account of lack of merit and basic proof, and declare Mazi Nnamdi Kanu acquittted?
Family Writers Press want NJC to remember that there is still an unplugged court contempt by Nigeria government, as it has blatantly refused to obey the court ruling granting Nnamdi Kanu an unconditional release, presided over by Hon Justice Adeniyi Ademola, which the government must purge itself of, else it remain as a dangerous precedence and nasty reference point in the future.
As for the honourable court itself, the only thing that will serve as an image laundry to NJC is for the court to overlook the reckless terrifying statement of President Muhammadu Buhari on December 30, 2015 which has been blackmailing the judges for too long, and pronounce Nnamdi Kanu acquitted, because it has become obvious that Nigeria government is detaining him unjustly and unlawfully.
This is one action that will restore the glory of Nigeria judiciary, and also restore the confidence of international judicial institutions on the already rubbished reputation of Nigeria judiciary, should need arise for any sub-regional court or international court to pick a Judge from the Judges serving in Nigeria.
Family Writers Press wish to make NJC to understand that a successful judicial career is not only expected to end in Nigeria federal high court, Nigeria court of Appeal or Nigeria Supreme Court; but a judicial reputation of an incorruptible Judge of unquestionable integrity can fetch him a position in International Court of Justice in Hague.
Should NJC consider these glaring realities and say "NO" to further executive interference from Buhari's government by acquitting Nnamdi Kanu come March 1, the world will commend the courage of NJC. However, should NJC continue to partner with the executive arm in the said executive lawlessness, the Council should wait for the hammer of MOTHER JUSTICE. We continue to state that any injustice anywhere in the world is a threat to justice everywhere in the world. Today, it is Nnamdi Kanu under injustice. Tomorrow, it could be on anybody including Justice Binta Nyako, Hon Justice Ibrahim Auta, Hon Justice Walter S. N. Onnoghen.
Family Writers is already on the watch as March 1st is fast approaching. We rest our case!
Edited by Paul Ihechi Alagba
For Family Writers.