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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

BIAFRA: IPOB FRESH SUIT AGAINST NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ADJOURNED

BIAFRA:  IPOB FRESH SUIT AGAINST NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ADJOURNED

By Prince Ugochukwu Olisakwe and Moses Agbo
For Family Writers

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), filed a fresh Suit against the Nigerian government, for human rights violations against thousands of Biafrans in the country.

The case which was scheduled to hold today at the Federal High Court Abuja was stalled again. Family Writers journalists who were on ground in the law court reports that the court failed to notify Barrister Ifeanyi Ejioffor, the lead Counsel of IPOB that judges were on workshop.
It was  until 09:40am when a report came instructing Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor that the case can no longer be open for hearing until a new date is fixed.
Meanwhile, Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who has been handling Nnamdi Kanu's case returned the case file of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu , to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, for reassignment.

  According to report exclusively gathered by Family Writers journalists, Kanu’s Defense counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN), brought an application, stating that the court was biased in the manner it has handled the matter so far. He told the court that his client has written a petition to the National Judicial Council (NJC) and that it will only be proper for the court to suspend hearing of the case pending the outcome of the investigation.

However, IPOB was taken by surprise when The Chief Justice of the Federation transferred the case of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu to a new Judge, Justice Binta Nyako who coincidentally hails from same state as President Muhammadu Buhari.
IPOB who expressed some concerns over the prevalence of justice for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Affirming the worries of IPOB over a possible manipulation of the judiciary by the Nigerian government, the new judge fixed November 8 for the hearing of the case which clashes with that of the ECOWAS court ruling on Nnamdi Kanu's suit.
It should be recalled that on 26th of September, 2016, during ECOWAS court case, Nigerian government Legal team absconded from the court proceedings with flimsy excuses; although ECOWAS court ruled that with or without the presence of Nigeria Legal team, the ruling must hold on November 8. This invariably means the High court case due to hold same day may also be stalled.

Edited by Paul Ihechi Alagba
For Family Writers

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