NNAMDI KANU'S TRIAL SET TO BE DELAYED YET AGAIN AS BUHARI PERSONALLY GIVES THE ORDER FOR FRESH CHARGES TO BE FILED AGAINST THE IPOB LEADER
DSS BOASTS "WE WILL KEEP NNAMDI KANU IN DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL UNTIL BUHARI LEAVES OFFICE"
Without shame, regard for the sanctity of court process, rule of law, natural justice and fair play, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari has for the fourth time filed fresh charges against Nnamdi Kanu, in a bid to truncate the ongoin trial and keep him, along with other Biafrans, in detention in perpetuity. Even a DSS lawyer boasted, while serving the new charges, that that they (DSS) will "keep amending the charges against Kanu to keep him in custody until he gives up and abandons Biafra agitation or through the term of President Buhari".
We IPOB feel the need therefore to draw the attention of the world to the deliberate and calculated attempt by Buhari and his DSS henchmen to keep delaying this trial.
This case was assigned to a new judge, Justice Binta Nyako over a month ago and all processes were filed in court by the defence team and served on the DSS as directed by the judge. However, instead of DSS through the Attorney General to file a counter claim to the bail application before the judge listed for hearing today 8 November 2016, they chose to file fresh charges, so the case will NOT commence today as scheduled. They the DSS and Attorney General had clear 3 weeks to file their amended charge or respond to the affidavit before the court, so the defence lawyers can respond accordingly before the hearing today, but they waited until close of court business yesterday evening 7 November 2016 before serving these new charges, so Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's defence team will have no time to respond to it before the main hearing today.
It should be noted that each time Buhari fails to intimidate a judge or is about to lose this case, he amends or brings a new charge to keep delaying the hearing as a way of keeping Nnamdi Kanu in jail illegally.
IPOB having publically ridiculed all previous charges levelled against our leader in a series of public lectures designed to enlighten the world on the emptiness and impossibility of these charges, the DSS have chosen to choose the option of amendment of charge as a way of truncating the trial because they know they cannot win it. This is fourth time that DSS has brought new charges in this one case.
The world must urgently consider punitive sanctions against Nigeria by suspending all judicial and legal cooperation with the country until this travesty of justice under Buhari is brought to an end. How can DSS and Attorney General be allowed to keep changing and altering charges at the very last minute as a way to continue the illegal detention of innocent people?
Nigeria must know that mankind is watching this case with keen interest from all over the world and today this latest episode of shame by the DSS will be laid bare before the whole world.