By Sam Felix Comrade Ekwenye, Sunday Okafor and Paul Emerenini, For Family Writers
During the week, some elders, ministers of the gospel, Chief priests from various parts of Biafraland were sited around the Federal High Court Abuja, Nigeria to witness the court proceedings of the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra and the director of Radio Biafra.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arraigned at the federal high court Abuja on Monday 20th March 2017, during which the presiding judge, Mrs. Binta Nyako ruled that the trial will be classified based on sharia law principles.
The reputable elders, ministers of the gospel, kings among others who left their kingdom, churches and their entire province to stand in solidarity with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, were however stunned as the presiding judge Mrs Nyako made the controversial ruling..
Coming to the fact, Nnamdi Kanu has no Islamic history in his entire lineage, not even in his community as a whole can anything Islamic be traced.
Moreover, Nigeria as a country is a secular state, whereby no religion is considered supreme over others and all are meant to be treated equally. However, the incompetent judge, Binta Nyako who overruled herself of her previous rulings in the absence of Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari, whence she cancelled anything secret trial and mask witnesses in the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, has suddenly gone back to her vomit in the presence of Muhammadu Buhari. All this actions coupled with the restrictions of journalists from witnessing the court proceedings left the elders and all the chief custodians from various parts of Biafraland dumbfounded and utterly disappointed.
1. The fact that Binta Nyako gave a justified and uncontroversial ruling in the absence of Muhammadu Buhari, only to reverse the same judgment in the presence of the same Buhari, simply means that Muhammadu Buhari is using his executive power to manipulate and intimidate the judiciary.
2. Many Biafra elders and elites who criticized Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for awakening the consciousness of Biafrans from slumber really are actually the ones declaring their unreserved support to the IPOB leader. Let's keep our eyes wide open for in a short time will stand still for Nnamdi Kanu and for the restoration of Biafra.
3. It shall be resisted to the last any thing in any form to impose or sneak in secret trial into the trial of Nnamdi Kanu. Having struck out 6 out of the 11 count charges instituted against Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigeria government, it is therefore expected of Justice Binta Nyako to without further delay, order for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu and co-defendants. Anything short of that will seen as judicial rascality and state sponsored terrorism against Nnamdi Kanu and co-accused.
4. The trial based on the principles of sharia law is a no go area for the Nigeria government.
In a presumably entity called Nigeria where common law is said to be practiced, there is no justifiable reason to subject any citizen based on only one sided religious institution.
As a country that is considered to be secular state, the judiciary is mandated to stand on equity and justice. However, it is very unfortunate that in Nigeria, the impossible can be made possible in terms of unimaginable atrocities.
It is indeed a series of drama that is unfolding one after the other. We will be delighted for your constant tunein on our Family Writers' Facts Finding And Analysis. FWFFA
Justice Binta Nyako has been presiding over the controversial case instituted against Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigeria government led by president Muhammadu Buhari since September 8, 2016, yet no meaningful judgement has been passed.
On the 1st of March 2017, this same judge Binta squashed out 6 out of the 11 frivolous charges against Nnamdi Kanu, and she ruled that Kanu will never be tried secretly.
The introduction of secret trial for Nnamdi Kanu under sharia law proves beyond every reasonable doubt that Nigeria has turned out to be an Islamic state and disgraceful country to the world.
Now, lets see it this way:
Sharia law is an islamic law guiding Muslims, while Islam is regarded as their religion. Sharia law only exists in 9 northern states out of the 36 States that constitutes the present-day Nigeria, and as such, Islamic law can only be effective in any of the 9 states and not just anywhere in the country.
Meanwhile, the adherent of other religions cannot and will never be punished or fined subject to any Islamic jurisdiction.
Hence, there are Sharia law courts built only for the handling cases involving Muslims and their religion. And in such law courts, appointing women to preside over issues involving men is seen as a sin committed by the person who appointed her.
The fact that Binta Nyako overturned her previous ruling and introduced a sharia law system of trial against a non-Muslim, Nnamdi Kanu, signifies a total war has been declared against Nnamdi Kanu as an individual, Biafrans as a people and Christianity as a religion. Nigeria is known to be a federal State and not a sharia state; then why should sharia law be allowed to supersede its limitations to the extent that it is now being considered in the Federal High Court of Nigeria?
Well, its of no doubt because we could remember vividly when president Buhari said during his Media Chat on Dec 31st 2016 that Nnamdi Kanu will not be allowed to enjoy any form of freedom. He went further to state that, "if you see the kind of atrocities these people committed against this country, we cannot allow them to jump bail.
This is an evidence that he and some group of persons have already concluded plans to jail or execute Nnamdi Kanu by all means. Ever since Buhari’s unguided utterances, several judges that have presided over Nnamdi Kanu’s trial have all been dancing to the tune of their pay masters (Buhari and his acolytes), as evidenced in Binta Nyako’s double standard ruling on March 20, 2017.
Now switching over to what resulted to the suspension of Some IPOB Principal officers who have been working under IPOB to restore Biafra. We need to understand one thing about leadership and freedom fighting, simply put that leadership is one of the vital and important angle in freedom fighting, no matter how old or young the leader is, he should be respected by his followers in order to achieve what they want from the oppressors.
Biafrans are formidable activists under The Biafra Lion, Nnamdi Kanu. Therefore, IPOB Principal Officers need to have it in mind that Nnamdi Kanu is the only Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra and Radio Biafra Worldwide. Nnamdi Kanu's orders and rules and regulations of IPOB must be obeyed, not minding any person's position or achievement in IPOB. If the suspended principal Officers stands for truth, love and honesty for Biafra Restoration as they proclaims, then why are they disappointing Nnamdi Kanu by going contrary to his Command?
According to the Information delivered to the Indigenous People Of Biafra in General on the disobedience of COC/ DOS by launching a different Relay Radio Station known as Radio Biafra International (RBi) in America, contrary to Nnamdi Kanu's command.
You know there is a statement that says money is the root of all evil ! So maybe it is not their intention to disobey the order not to launch the Radio in USA and for it not to bear that name Radio Biafra international; but when they look at the money they earn from it monthly or yearly as the case maybe, the evil in that money may cause them to go against the law but that is not an excuse to go contrary to the Code of Conduct of IPOB and the supreme Commander of The Indigenous People Of Biafra.
Obedience is better than sacrifice. COC and co must remember the covenant they took to uphold peace, loyalty and truthfulness towards Biafra restoration without any doubt or murmuring.
Also remember IPOB is not a ground of money making company but a freedom fighting horizon, made for righteous and truthful men of faith and integrity. We are whiter than white and whiter than snow.
Biafrans in general want (DOS & COC) to go and have a rethink over what has gone wrong: it is time to apologize and get back to us. We are ever ready to welcome you all back wholeheartedly.
Thanks for staying with us in this week's FWFFA, remain blessed till we meet again next week.
Edited by Paul Ihechi Alagba,
For Family Writers.