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Tuesday 21 February 2023

IPOB Accuses Supreme Court of compromise, connivance with FG to prolong and deny justice to Nnamdi Kanu

  IPOB Accuses Supreme Court of compromise, connivance with FG to prolong and deny justice to Nnamdi Kanu



We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by the great liberator of our time, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU, are deeply concerned about the lack of progress in the matter before the Supreme Court of Nigeria concerning the continued unlawful detention in DSS custody of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. 

The delay, neglect, failure or refusal by the Supreme Court of Nigeria, for more than three months now and counting, to fix a date to determine the appeal before them partaining to the Extraordinary Rendition and unlawful imprisonment of Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU, raises doubts and questions as to whether the Nigerian Supreme Court has made itself complicit and a willing tool in the hands of the Nigerian Government to delay, and therefore, impliedly deny justice to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. 

It should be recalled that the Nigerian Court of Appeal in Abuja had  on the 13th of October  2022, discharged and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of all criminal charges laid against him by the Nigerian Government in the Federal High Court at Abuja, and barred the Federal Government from further prosecuting him in any court in Nigeria. Rather than obeying the Orders of the Nigerian Court of Appeal, the Federal Government of Nigeria ran off to the Supreme Court of Nigeria on appeal. 

In what seems to be a connivance between the  Supreme Court and the Federal Government of Nigeria to continue the unlawful detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Supreme Court have refused to fix a date to hear the appeal before it, notwithstanding the fact that  a gross violation of the Fundamental Human Rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has taken place and continue to take place with his continued unlawful detention at the Nigerian Gestapo Secret Police, the  DSS. Also, the deteriorating health condition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention seem not to be of enough concern to the Supreme Court of Nigeria or a cogent reason to  expedite hearing on this very case that has assumed important to International community. 

As it is presently, the Federal Government of Nigeria is in contempt of the orders of its own court by continuing to unlawfully hold Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the DSS solitary confinement. 

This abnormal and worrying conduct of the Supreme Court of Nigeria raises concern  that the Court is either in connivance with the Federal Government of Nigeria to continue the unlawful detention of  Mazi Nnamdi Kanu contrary to the orders of the Nigeria Court of Appeal, or the Supreme Court has been intimidated by the cabals within the Nigerian Government into denying justice to an innocent man.

IPOB has observed that the Nigerian judiciary being the third arm of government is not adequately and regorously exercising its Constitutional mandate in the dispensation of Justice to the common man, who look up to the Judiciary as their last hope. 

This delay by the Supreme Court in hearing the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, juxtaposed with concurrent actions on other less important cases before it such as the Old Naira Note case which the Supreme Court heard ex-parte and heard the substantive matter within a week or so later, leaves the Biafran people and the discerning public with the only probable conclusion that the Nigerian Supreme Court is being controlled by forces outside of the Judiciary. 

The Judiciary in Nigeria is an equal and Independent arm of government that ought not and should not by controlled by the Executive or the Legislative arms of government. The failure and or refusal of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to act expeditiously on the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu therefore, presupposes that the Administrators of the Court are taking instructions from the  Presidency and its political Cabals before dispensing justice to Nigerians. 

It is instructive to note that the same Nigeria Supreme Court that is now dragging its feet in hearing the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has presided over some cases that are now threatening the peace and security of the South Eastern Nigeria. Specifically, it is the Supreme Court that ignited the consuming fire of impunity, destruction of properties and livelihood of citizens, burning of Markets, insecurity of the highest order, and mass murder  in Imo State through the imposition of Hope Uzodinma as a Governor of Imo State.

Hope Uzodinma had  been totally rejected by Imo voters and population, such that Mr Uzodinma came a distant fourth in the governorship polls in the State. However, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, with their magical abracadabra, made Hope Uzodinma the Governor of Imo State by accepting nearly 400,000 fabricated, forged, fraulent ballots that the electoral umpire, INEC confirmed were not cast during the elections it conducted. 

The Supreme Court similarly, presided over the Ahmed Lawan case in which the current Senate President who never contested in the APC primary elections, was declared an APC senatorial candidate for his constituency by the same Supreme Court Justices. Most recently the Supreme Court created national confusion in the currency swap policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by allowing themselves to assume original jurisdiction in a matter that was  supposed to come under the jurisdiction of  the Federal High Court of Nigeria. The Supreme Court Leadership and Administration  have been bamboozled by undue interference, possible blackmail and  probable  corrupt inducements by the Executive arm of government.

If our assertions, based on what's going on with our leader's case is anything to go by, it means that the Nigerian Government now governs the country in like manners as the Taliban of Afgalistan, Idi Amin of Uganda, and Hitler of Germany,  where every arm of government are held hostage by tyrants in power.

Gone are the days when we can say that the courts are the last hope of a common man. This slogan is now history in Nigeria due to the flagrant disobedience to Court Orders by the lawless Federal Government of Nigeria and the inability of the Nigerian Judiciary to ensure that court orders are obeyed by Government and its officials. 

We are watching the Supreme Court of Nigeria, which incidentally is a constitutional court to redeem it's battered image on the case of the extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi KANU, which appeal  has been sat on by the leadership and administration of the Court for more than three months and counting. This is more than three months that a discharged and acquitted innocent man has continued to be held in unlawful custod in ill-health while the Supreme Court look the other way!  

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has a choice to either legitimise, legalise and institutionalize extraordinary rendition, which is an international crime, or to uphold the rule of law by bringing to order,  the lawless and reckless Executive arm of government led by corrupt political cabals.  

The men and women of the bench have the chance to demonstrate to the world that Nigeria is not a pariah state by promptly dispensing justice that is globally acceptable or sink Nigeria's battered image further into the pit of infamy and disrepute. The world and the international community are watching Nigeria in the prism of a failed state. 

The case of Mazi Nnamdi KANU has come to challenge the courage and independence of the judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court and, most especially, the constitutionality and very foundation of Nigeria.


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