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Thursday, 4 February 2016


By Okonkwo Isaac Somto
For Family

In Nigeria a Judge can be easily bought and influenced by the sitting president of the country, making it difficult for defendants and witnesses to always trust their judgments and have confidence in their court rooms. President Mohammdu Buhari, who is so keen on making sure Nnamdi Kanu, gets sent to jail for a very long period of time or jailed for life and also possibly face the death penalty, have been on the move looking for a judge who could execute such plans.

I keep asking, what's the need for Nnamdi Kanu to keep appearing in court when Buhari has already made up his mind not to release him and also to make sure he is denied bail. This is not the first time the court has drop all charges against Nnamdi Kanu and also granted him bail, but yet the tyrant and dictator Buhari is making sure Nnamdi Kanu rights are not expressed and going against the right for freedom of speech, but instead he wants to keep frustrating and bending the law to please himself. Justice Adeniyi Ademola ordered Nnamdi Kanu unconditional release from the custody of the Department of State Service.

Justice Ademola ordered the DSS to release Kanu unconditionally since there were no pending charges against him about two months after his detention. But instead of releasing him, the Federal Government filed fresh charges against him immediately. Same goes with Justice Ahmed Mohammed who also announced his decision to withdraw from Nnamdi Kanu case on the 23rd of December, Justice Mohammed, who decided to step down on the case, said that it was needless, as the federal government had repeatedly disobeyed previous court rulings. Now it’s Judge John Tosho, who willingly accepted the case and decided to carry on with Nnamdi Kanu’s trial but what many failed to realise was the N100million bounty that was placed on Nnamdi Kanu. Many didn't know the true intentions of Tosho, who seems to have accepted the N100 million bounty to either deny Nnamdi Kanu bail and also possibly sentence him for life.

Buhari, who have placed a N100million bounty on Nnamdi Kanu, before Judge John Tosho accepted the case was looking for a willing tool and a puppet to use to do his bidding against Nnamdi Kanu. When you look at the tenacity at which Justice Tosho denied Nnamdi Kanu bail, it was very obvious something was very wrong. Justice Tosho ought to know better, that his prestige and his career is at risk, the vast majority of judges do not take bribes because they have too much to risk. Judge John Tosho needs to use his common sense, no judge would risk his position for the value of such a bribe (N100million) but of course you need to expect the unexpected when you are dealing with BUHARI and the way he now runs the JUDICIARY. What president Buhari is doing to the Nigeria judiciary is called "judicial bullying", and funny enough no one seems to be concerned.                                                               

 "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" -Edmund Burke.

Justice is supposed to be blind. Judges aren't supposed to be when it comes to justice. When one thinks of court, one thinks of justice. Many people have been robbed of their day in court, and to the ones who do actually get their day in court, their rights are being stepped on by judges willfully violating their oath of office. Justice Tosho verdict on Nnamdi Kanu, left the public scratching their heads - and not because of dandruff but because of the level of dishonesty that has eaten up the Nigeria judiciary. When you think of a
“Corrupt” judge, you may think of one who trades rulings for cash. There are good judges out there, but sadly there are quite a few bad ones as well. Judge Tosho is not making it easy on us to decide which bail he fits into because his actions were deceptive on the 29th of February. Everybody should have the right to ensure the judge sitting on their case doesn’t have a biased mindset, It’s absolutely imperative that people have full faith and confidence in the judicial process. But the big question is, Has Judge John Tosho finally claimed the N100MILLION bounty on Nnamdi Kanu?? Let's find out on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of February as the trial continues!

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