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Saturday, 16 January 2016

TIME TO TEST THE INDEPENDENCE OF NIGERIAN'S JUDICIARY

TIME TO TEST THE INDEPENDENCE OF NIGERIAN'S JUDICIARY
By Ifeanyi Chijioke
(For Family Writers)

I importantly extol the neutrality of the law and unbiased judges that have shown in any circumstance that serving justice is their goal. The law court through its judges had previously done their neatly jobs though it met resistance and executive excessiveness. I have formally written to the magistrate "judge", reminding him of the neutrality of the law, the law has no enemy neither has it a friend we are all equal and it recognizes nobody.

When the court ordered previously for unconditional release of Kanu and the executive flouted the order, I expected a severe protest from the judiciary but my expectations were nowhere reached. The same litigant has been brought before the judiciary, for the judiciary to decide his fate. Before this case coming up this Monday, the president has reaffirmed of his resolve never to release the litigant even against the orders of the court.

It is widely perceived that Buhari will pressure and influence the judiciary to do his bidding, dictating for the judiciary is the last shot Buhari has and Monday will define a lot of things.  We are sliding into anarchy and democracy is losing its essence, gradually, the bigotry of Buhari will consume us all, the leader of Boko Haram is a misguided brother while Kanu is a terrorist. I have been to Scotland, securities in Britain is world class, they have not arrested the leader of Scotland people neither has their courts jailed or hanged the leader of Scotland people for asking freedom.

Catalonia in Spain, no security has arrested the Catalonian leader for demanding freedom but in Nigeria, it is a different case, Nigeria is not part of the world. Nigeria cannot be different neither can the law change because Kanu is asking for freedom in this part of the world. It is crucial to note that the UN 2007 chatter on the rights of indigenous people to self determination as proclaimed, Nigeria is signatory to and nobody should be denied or criminalized for enjoying his right.
Categorically, Nigeria domesticated the law which gives one right to ask for self governance, it is hypocritical and devilish to give child bread and flog him for taking bread. Treasonable felony is quite strange and unimaginable a charge because it solely contradicted the 2007 chatter as domesticated, unless this is a 419 laws or signatory.

The charge can only stand if Nigeria scraps the domestication of 2007 chatter and her signatory which is impossible as it stands. The judiciary's independence will surely be tested because Nnamdi Kanu's case is so vivid that every common man can serve justice on it. I therefore call on all Nigerians to understand that judiciary is the hope of a common man and should be supported to discharge justice freely. The demand for freedom happens everywhere and we must not kill ourselves to solve the problem, Britain solved such freedom recently and we can all learn from civilized countries.
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  1. YOU HAVE SAID ALL. WE ARE WATCHING AND THE WORLD ALSO WATCHING.

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