Saturday 15 October, 2016
The last may have not been heard of the legal tricks and delay gimmicks employed by the Federal government of Nigeria as another showdown of game of shame in the Nigerian judiciary is in the offing.
Just when he is getting out of the euphoria of Justice John Tsoho’s dance of shame which led to his withdrawal from the case, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra cum Radio Biafra Boss, Nnamdi Kanu, may be in for another round of judicial quagmire as another judge of the Federal High Court Abuja division, has finally taken up his case file. We sincerely hope this will not be the case but the chances are high and irresistible.
Information reaching the news desk of BIAFRA WRITERS, has it that Justice Binta F.M Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja has been assigned by the CJN to preside over the case of the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and has fixed the date for hearing to hold on November 8, 2016, the same date Kanu’s legal team and the federal government would be slugging it out at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, the latter having failed to appear in the initial scheduled date of 26th September, 2016.
Read also:BIAFRA: NNAMDI KANU’S 365 DAYS IN ILLEGAL DETENTION: CHRONICLE OF EVENTS, IMPLICATIONS AND WAY FORWARD.
The assigning of Kanu’s case file to another judge in itself is not a problem but what appears deeply worrisome is its assigning of the case to a Northern judge from the same home state as the President himself who is the Chief Prosecutor in this case even as she has already took off in a troublesome style by fixing the date of the proceeding, the same day meant for the ECOWAS court hearing.
More worrisome and disturbing is the news flying on social media that Justice Hajiya Binta Nyako who was appointed judge on 28th July, 2000 would have been among those judges that were recently arrested, over the sum of 2 million US Dollar bribe she allegedly collected from Jide Omokore to grant a scandalous and unmerited bail to the oil magnate who stole over 6 billion US Dollars from Nigeria on the 8 of July 2016, but was spared on the condition of her convicting and putting behind bars the IPOB leader for life and that she has already started by fixing the date for her hearing of the case, the same as that of the ECOWAS court.
We present to you the full profile of the new judge taking up Nnamdi Kanu’s case, Hon. Justice B.F.M Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division.
NAME: Hajiya Binta F.M.Nyako
DATE OF BIRTH: 14th May, 1959
PLACE OF BIRTH: Remawa
STATE OF ORIGIN: Katsina State
L.G.A: Rimi Local Govt.Area
MARITAL STATUS: Married with Children
SCHOOLS ATTENDED WITH DATES AND CERTIFICATES OBTAINED
Maryland Covenant School, Ikeja, Lagos – 1968 – 1970
Army Children School, dantunku road, Kaduna (Primary School Certificate) – 1970 -1971
Queens College , Yaba, Lagos (WASC) – 1972 – 1976
School of Basic Studies, A.B.U. Zaria (JAMB) – 1976 -1977
Institute of Administration,A.B.U. Zaria (LL.B) – 1977 – 1980
Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos – 1981 -1982
National Youth Service Corps. (NYSC)
Ministry of Justice,Kaduna State – 1982 -1983
WORKING EXPERIENCE WITH DATES
State Counsel –Ministry of Justice, Kaduna State – 1983
Obtained Commonwealth Fund for Technical Corporation Certificate of Legal Drafting in 1987
Acting Director , Legal Draftsman 1987
Principal Legal Draftsman, 1989 – 1992
Solicitor General and Director General from 1989 -1992
Director General – Ministry of Agriculture – November, 1993
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice 1994 – 1996 December
Became Self Employed 1997
Member, Local Government Council Election Appeal Tribunal, July- August, 1997
Member, Local Government Council Election Appeal Tribunal, July – August, 1997
Written By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers.