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Sunday 12 February 2017



By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze (Nnamdi Kanu's Disciple)
For Family Writers

Family Writers Press of Indigenous People of Biafra, a media organization with sole mandate of propagating truthful information around the world especially information concerning the restoration of Biafra, wish to bring to the notice of international judicial institutions the ugly activities of judicial institutions domiciled in West Africa.

The judicial institutions under reference here are ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (ECCJ) under Honourable Justice Traore as its president and Nigeria domestic Federal High Court, Abuja under Honourable Justice Ibrahim Auta as Chief Judge of Nigeria high court and Honourable Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The ugly judicial activities of these two courts under reference are their blatant and joint plan to deny justice to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (Prisoner of Conscience), the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra. The judges now have two cases in these respective courts bothering on them which the Nigeria government is at the verge of influencing its rulings.
The two court cases under reference are:

(1) A case of alleged treasonable felony which Nigeria government instituted against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Nigeria domestic Federal High Court Abuja, which the counsel to government of Nigeria failed to bring forth witnesses and substantial evidences before the court since the case file was opened under Justice John Tsoho. He later hands off from the case and Justice Binta Nyako assumed as the presiding Judge; yet Nigeria government failed to substantiate its claim against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before the court.

(2) A case of gross human rights violation on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu filed against the Nigeria government in the ECOWAS court on March 3, 2016 due to his continuous detention for three months after Nigeria Federal High court Abuja presided over by Honourable Justice Adeniyi Ademola gave verdict that the said Nnamdi Kanu be released unconditionally due to lack of merit. Afterwards, the Nigeria government claimed that Nnamdi Kanu is a terrorist.

These two aforementioned courts have conducted hearings on both matters with stringent judicial drills against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and obviously found nothing to lay hands upon to convict him for the power-favoured Nigeria government. These two courts of justice have presently, refused to pass their verdicts because they don't want to indict the Nigeria government. The two courts have jointly resorted to dubious, obnoxious and extension of the dates of their respective rulings because they both have run out of ideas on what next to tell the world in the continuous detention of an innocent man.

Family Writers Press is by this analysis, calling on international judicial institutions such as the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, African Court of Human and People Right to wade into these two court cases because the domestic court in Nigeria and International court of ECOWAS have demonstrated that they both lack judicial will power to rightly administer justice in the two cases on their respective judicial tables.

Family Writers Press also wish to bring to the notice of the above mentioned international judicial institutions a terrifying statement of court contempt made by Nigeria president, General Muhammadu Buhari which is presently blackmailing all the judges in both the domestic and sub-regional courts. It is on record with evidences that on 30th December 2015, exactly 13 days after he refused to accept the court verdict presided by Honourable Justice Ademola on 17th December, General Muhammadu Buhari said before a press interview that he will never release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, no matter the court ruling ordering the same. Soon after this terrifying statement, a human right organization based in Nigeria called INTERSOCIETY pleaded with General Buhari to withdraw his statement and allow the judges to operate without fear, intimidation, pressure or any interference from the executive arm of the government. Their efforts yielded no result, as all the judges both in domestic and ECOWAS courts are afraid to give rulings that will indict Nigeria government. Reason being that the Nigeria government appoints judges, pays them and at the same time funds sub-regional activities and programmes of ECOWAS court.

Therefore, Family Writers Press find it very necessary to call on the international judicial institutions to reject further delays by both courts in giving out verdicts on the two cases under reference. We don't want to believe that judiciary in Africa has become an enclave of travesty of Justice because Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra is involved.

We entreat the International judicial institutions to prove wrong of this saying that, "justice delayed is always justice denied" using Nnamdi Kanu as a case study.

Edited by Orji Munachimso Sandra
For Family Writers.

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