Friday 07 October, 2016
Taking a very close look at what transpired in the Community Court Of Justice, ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States) on 5th October 2016, one will discern that the take-off by Nigerian defence lawyer is an indication that the federal government of Nigeria has no reasonable charge against Nnamdi Kanu (the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB) and have grown weary of their malicious tricks and unlawful detention of Nnamdi Kanu (the prisoner of conscience).
It is said that when a child desires to eat frog, he detests eating other meats because such a taboo guilts his conscience for desiring other meats; no doubts, the scenario of that Igbo adage has manifested itself in the case between Nnamdi Kanu and Nigerian government, as Nigeria has severally frustrated legal processes in resolving the case and has resorted to avoiding court sessions.
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From the day Nnamdi Kanu was arrested (14th October 2016), Biafrans have maintained their poise, we have sought for justice with regards to the rule of law; we have protested peacefully despite the numerous hostilities that has been unleashed on us by the Nigerian government.
It is very unfortunate that at this stage, Nigeria is gradually withdrawing from Nnamdi Kanu's case, yet not willing to release him. The rhythm of the current music is already beating too fast for the already demolished Nigerian judiciary. ECOWAS is determined to uphold the rule of law to sustain public confidence in the judiciary. The Community Court has stressed that Kanu's case will not be adjourned beyond 8th November 2016, she is set to hear the case and give her final verdict. The enthusiastic ECOWAS judges boosted the confidence of Biafrans on the judiciary and have demonstrated readiness to conduct an unbiased and fair hearing on the case.
Having no case against Nnamdi Kanu, the Nigerian government applied delay tactics, misinterpretation of law and disobedience to court orders to prolong this case for 12 months and still counting. Her charges against Nnamdi Kanu are mere allegations to keep him incarcerated at their own wish and against court orders.
To this end, IPOB prays ECOWAS Court to remain steadfast and vigilant. The unrepentant Nigerian government through her corrupt judges is inexhaustible in pranks to pervert justice; hence, ECOWAS Court must be meticulous and uncompromising if she intends to successfully deliver justice.
By Amalahueze Eminence Akaeze
Edited By Chinedu Ewulu
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers