|Corrupt John Tsoho (Left) And AGF Mr. Malami SAN (Right)|
Sunday 11 September, 2016
Dear Mr. Malami (SAN), this is to officially bring to your knowledge, the mal-practice and unprofessionalism displayed by Justice John Tsoho, DSS and President Muhammadu Buhari, in the case between the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB; Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra TV, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and the federal republic of Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu was arrested by the DSS in Lagos, on 14th October 2015 on conspiracy and terrorism charges. He was arraigned secretly at the Magistrate Court, Wuse 11, and granted bail under stringent conditions, some of which required the Certificate of Occupancy of a landed property within Abuja municipal, a level 16 officer in the Ministry. The bail conditions no matter how stringent were met, yet he was not released. Under UN and AU Charters, it is enshrined that once bail is granted, you release the person upon meeting the bail conditions. It is a clear sign that Nigeria is sliding to days of Decree 2 and 4 of 1984. This is pure Dictatorship.
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The Magistrate Court 1 sitting in Abuja on November 18, 2015 ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Kanu, at the court on November 23, 2015. But the Department of State Services (DSS) obtained a "secret court order to detain Nnamdi Kanu for the next three months to "conclude what they said was an investigation of terrorism and terrorism financing". However, Kanu was finally arraigned on November 23, 2015 in an Abuja Magistrate Court for the first time, for charges of "criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organization" by the Department of State Services (DSS). This is happening after the DSS have disobeyed court order to bring Nnamdi Kanu to court two times.
On 17th December 2015, Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the federal high court, Abuja ruled that Nnamdi Kanu be released unconditionally, having found no substantial claim to keep holding him, but the DSS refused to obey the court order. On the 23rd December, 2015, Justice Mohammed opted out of the case, after Nnamdi Kanu declined to be tried in his court, due to lack of confidence in getting justice there, considering that previous court ruling by justice Ademola was yet to be obeyed by DSS.
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On 29 January 2016, Judge Tsoho ironically ordered that Nnamdi and the other two accused persons should be remanded in Kuje prison instead of DSS dungeon, pending the commencement of their trial. He did this after taking cognizance of the fact that Justice Ademola had earlier ordered that Nnamdi Kanu should be released unconditionally. At first he deceitfully appeared to be upright after the ruling, but little did we know that that was the beginning of his mission to perpetually keep Nnamdi kanu in prison.
Justice Tsoho denied Nnamdi Kanu bail on the grounds that:
1). Nnamdi Kanu was a threat to national security.
2). That if released, Nnamdi Kanu might commit the same offence again.
3) That there was a probability that Nnamdi Kanu might jump bail because he possessed dual citizenship.
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Are these reasons not baseless? If you go back to the records, you will recall that these are also the words of President Muhammadu Buhari during his first presidential media chat on 30th Dec. 2015. Is it not obvious that Justice Tsoho has been influenced by the Presidency?
On 19th February, 2016, Justice Tsoho dismissed the application by the federal government to have a secret trial and masking of witness bearers against Nnamdi Kanu, which was applauded by people of right mind all over the world. While he was being applauded for taking a bold step to restore the hope of the common man, yet again, little did the world know that he was playing a dirty game.
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On March 7, 2016, there was a travesty of justice by Justice Tsoho, He ruled against “demeanor” which he has previously ruled on 19th Feb 2016, thereby reversing himself like a dog that goes back to eat its vomit. To worsen the matter, there was no fresh appeal by the prosecuting counsel on this matter prior to Tsoho's ruling but like a puppet dancing to the puppeteers (Buhari) rhythm, made such shocking decision to the bewilderment of humanity. Is this not a smear to the image of the Nigerian judiciary, in which you Mr. Malami Abubakar SAN, who also double as the Attorney general of the federation (AGF) is a part of?
Again, on 5th April 2016 at federal high court, Abuja, Justice Tsoho instituted the concept of secret trial in Nigeria, a move he tried to justify by comparing civil law practiced in Ivory Coast, a francophone country to that of Nigeria that practices common law.
He maintained his ruling of 19th February, 2016, which stated that Nnamdi Kanu was to be tried secretly with masked witnesses.
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The public were barred from attending the hearing on 5th April, 2015. During the proceedings, as DSS agents were seen barricading entrance to the court premises. Biafra writers were fortunate to gain access due to their doggedness, after the younger brother to Nnamdi Kanu refused leaving us behind, because we are the only people that is trusted to tell humanity what transpired in court. On that notable day, the defending counsel led by SAN Chuks Muoma was the first to make his presentation, and the law provides that each counsel has a maximum time of 20 minutes to (adumbrate) make his or her presentation, but Justice Tsoho cut short the right of adumbration of the defending counsel, which shows clearly that John Tsoho is being manipulated from above.
There is no doubt that Justice Tsoho is desperate to jail Nnamdi Kanu just to please President Muhammadu Buhari, because he has vowed to continue presiding over this case, despite Nnamdi Kanu's vote of no confidence in his adminstration of justice. But in order to justify the brown envelope dished out to him, John Tsoho owes Buhari a debt which he must pay; hence his stiff-necked attitude.
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Biafra writers wishes to let the entire world know that Nnamdi Kanu is a freedom fighter whom God has sent to salvage the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from subjugation and extinction. Self-determination is a universal law as you Mr. Malami as a legal practitioner know. You are aware that the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu triggered different kinds of protests around the world including Nigeria. You also know that the suffering of Nigerians and ugly economy of Nigeria today is traceable to his illegal detention.
All these are happening because Nnamdi Kanu is innocent.
I appeal to you - in the interest of peace, equity and Justice, to investigate, sanction Justice Tsoho and any other person who is working against justice in this case. Nigerian judiciary is being perceived as a weak arm of government by the international community, but its image is redeemable if only you will wade into this case, just like you did with IPOB in Abia and Enugu state, because this case between Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government is of international interest and is being keenly followed by Human rights groups, EU and top U.S government officials.
Nnamdi Kanu commands over 70million Biafrans all over the world, excluding friends and sympathizers of Biafra. The more he is illegally detained, the more calamities befall Nigeria. I urge you to use your good office to enhance his release for the sake of humanity.
By Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
Edited By Uche Nwosu
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers