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Thursday, 31 December 2015

OPEN LETTER TO NBA, NJC AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ENTITIES

OPEN LETTER TO NBA, NJC AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ENTITIES

By Chima Onyekachi
(For Family Writers)

Cc: Augustine Alegel. SAN; President of NBA
Cc: Mahmud Mohammed, Chairman of NJC
Cc: International Court of Justice
Cc: Ecowas Community Court of Justice

The executive arm of Nigeria government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has become lawless and no longer obeys court order. The legislative arm of government is silent because 90% of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives have skeletons in their cupboards. They are corrupt and only interested in protecting their fraudulently gotten cash and investments. The Judiciary has shown the common man can still depend on her but recent events since Buhari became President have shown oppression on the Judiciary by the executive arm of government in Nigeria. Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress during his presidential campaign accepted responsibility for every dictatorial act perpetrated during his stint as a military head of state and promised he is a "repentant democrat". He lied. Buhari is doing exactly what he did in 1984 when he overthrew democratically elected President Shehu Shagari and promulgated a "Decree number 2 of 1984" where he gave maximum power to the state secret service and the chief of staff to detain without charges individuals deem to be security risk to the state for up to three months; strikes and popular demonstration were banned. The National Security Organization (NSO) now called Department of State Security (DSS) was entrusted with unprecedented powers, they intimidated, harassed and jailed individuals who demonstrated and that led to the retrenchment of about 200,000 civil servants.

Fela Kuti, a musician and a known critic of his government was arrested at the airport on his way to his American tour and charged with "exporting foreign currency". A charge Amnesty International described as "spurious". Fela was sentenced to 5 years in prison and was released after 18 months when Buhari's government was toppled in a coup d'etat.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) whom are exercising their right to self-determination peacefully as enshrined in the United Nations Universal Charter on Human Rights. Nnamdi Kanu was abducted on October 14, 2015 by the Department of State Security (DSS) in Golden Tulip Essential Hotel,Lagos. On 23 November 2015, he was tried before the Wuse Magistrate Court on charges of illegally entering Nigeria, conspiracy to incite violence and leading an illegitimate group. He was granted bail on stringent conditions which were all fulfilled by his legal team but DSS refused to release him or transfer him to Prison service as ordered by the magistrate court judge.

The DSS refused to produce him in court twice even on the orders of the magistrate court but kept on torturing and denying him his fundamental human rights. On December 16, 2015, Wuse Magistrate Court struck out the case against Nnamdi Kanu after the DSS has asked for it to transfer his case to a high court of competent jurisdiction. On 17 December 2015, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja admitted Nnamdi Kanu to bail unconditionally while ruling in an application filed and argued by his lawyer Vincent Obetta. In the ruling, Justice Ademola who has last month granted permission to the DSS to detain Nnamdi Kanu for 90 days, set aside the order, he added that from available facts before the court, the DSS were not ready to grant bail or put Mr Kanu on trial. The DSS under directive from its Director General, Musa Daura refused to release Nnamdi Kanu but filed a fresh charge of treasonable felony against him at the Abuja High Court. The case came up in court on 23 December 2015 where Justice A.R Mohammed excused himself from the case and demanded for reassignment of the case to another judge.

I urge the Nigeria Bar Association(NBA), Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) and other legal entities both home and abroad to save the judicial arm of government in Nigeria from been trampled upon by President Muhammadu Buhari. Why Nnamdi Kanu is still in custody of the DSS instead of the prison service since his matter is already before a law court? Nnamdi Kanu has millions of followers as seen during the peaceful demonstrations across the world calling for his release. The NBA, NJC and other legal entities should take steps before the agitation for his release will escalate into arms struggle against the government. I want them to ponder on this: " You will be remembered for two things: the problems you solved or the ones you create." - Mike Murdock

1 comment

  1. The Victory of Nigeria on Biafra war was not powered by Nigerians but powered by British people against Biafra people,Ojukwu who was in power do not want war so he rejected war assist proposal from the British but Gowon and housa idiots accepted the proposal that's why they remain cowards without British help you Nigerian/Housa/Islamic noise makers can never ever in your generation defeat Biafra so stop boasting and tell that Buhari of a thing to free Nnamdi Kanu and all Biafran hostages now maybe you people need real war not old fake war WAKE UP BIAFRA

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