THE NIGERIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM - ANOTHER BUMBLING SCANDAL
By this point, the world should have been fully aware of the level of impunity, mediocrity and folly that characterises the Nigerian system. At this stage of the struggle for the restoration of Biafra, the very essence of the quest to restore the sovereign state of Biafra should have been crystal clear to the entire world. The world needs to understand the innumerable reasons why Nigeria as a country, is utterly un-viable and should be dismantled like a non-functional machinery. Nigeria is a country formed on a mass of debris, a country without perceivable values, therefore no perceivable future. Nigeria would eternally remain a failed project as it is a country built on falsehood, therefore lacking in fundamental values needed to propel economic growth, socio-cultural advancement and most of all, human peaceful coexistence. The Biafra restoration quest is such a quest that has further exposed the iniquitous nature, the primitivism and the gruesomeness that is inherent in the Nigerian entity.
Nnamdi Kanu is a prisoner of conscience, he has remained in an unlawful detention for over five months and has been denied bail on several occasions, even when his bail conditions have been fully met. He was charged to court but several rulings have been made, clearing him of all charges against him, but the Buhari-led government of Nigeria through its DSS has remained adamant and has refused to grant him bail, citing irrelevant reasons for his continued detention. They have also found another judge – John Tsoho, who is willing to overturn the rulings of the previous proceedings in order to continually detain Kanu, even after the previous ones had ruled on the case and have stated that Kanu is innocent of the charges against him. Apparently, this new judge, lacking in rudimentary requirements to practise his profession, is willing to satisfy his pay master having prolonged the case unnecessarily.
Related article:Court refuses FG’s request to try Kanu, others in secret The Judge who had previously declined on the appeal by the prosecuting counsel to use a secret trial, suddenly made a reversal on the 7th of March 2016. During the previous court session, he had refused to accept the prosecutor’s plea to call in masqueraded witnesses against Kanu. The prosecutor had pleaded that witnesses who would testify against Nnamdi Kanu, be masqueraded, in order to mask their identities, for which the Judge declined. But to the amazement of the entire world, the judge displayed an astounding act of ineptitude at the 7th of March 2016 court proceeding, by making a reversal on the decision he had previously taken, even without the appeal of the prosecuting counsel. This bizarre act can only portray either of two things,... a display of incompetence or a proof that he has been compromised which has therefore created an atmosphere that is void of confidence in the judicial system of Nigeria. And it is believed that the later is the case. The judge has turned around to accept that the witnesses can testify via a television screen and as a result had adjourned the case till the 9th of March 2016 to enable the prosecuting counsel provide the proxy witnesses. At first, the counsel for the federal government of Nigeria failed to provide his witnesses as against the decision of the last court session and hence made a fool of himself when he was expected to show the witnesses. Then the judge, further aggravating the embarrassing scenario, opted to allow the witnesses transmit over a television, citing a similar scenario in Ivory Coast which practises a totally different system of law from that practised in Nigeria. Incident for which the defending counsel – Chuks Muoma, had put the presiding judge, the prosecuting counsel and the entire court through a thorough lecture session. Nevertheless, the Judge decided that the witnesses be proxy, hence adjourned the case till the 9th of March, 2016.
Now Read This: Court rules masked witnesses can't testify against KanuWith the current turn out of events, one can now begin to visualise the level of corruption and insanity that makes up the Nigerian entity. If the court of law cannot guarantee justice for its citizens because of its staggering mediocrity, recklessness and lack of integrity, then there is absolutely no hope for the common man. If prosecutors have the ability to decide the outcome of a court proceeding even before the proceeding, then there is something fundamentally wrong with that system. If the decisions of the Nigerian court of law is being influenced by the desires of the Nigerian state and its agents, then it spells doom for the citizenry as there is no justice guaranteed. According to Saint Augustine,”…an unjust law is no law at all” and according to Martin Luther king Jr. “…one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws”, therefore at this point in time, the world needs to fully intervene in this matter before it results in a cataclysm. The international community needs to prevail over Nigeria and to caution its government on the reckless and ferocious way with which it is handling the Biafran matter. It is time to rise up against the atrocious nature of the Nigerian system and eradicate it wholly. Incidentally, the only viable way through which this noble objective can be achieved is by throwing a weight of support on the Biafra restoration quest. Biafrans have for long remained civil, peaceful and reasonable in their approach towards actualising self-determination, hence they deserve a worldwide commendation and an unparalleled support towards achieving this objective. There is no better time to do the right thing than this very moment as tomorrow might be too late.
Written By KeneChukwu HalleluYah Okekenta
Edited By Ikechukwu Nwaorisa
For BIAFRA WRITERS