Nnamdi Kanu Vs Federal Republic Of Nigeria

Mrs Onyekachi Nnachi | Opinion |Nkwo| 6th December,2022 @ 10:18 CAT

LETU-EDDA, Ebonyi – Whatsoever conversation relating to ‘Biafra’ cannot be said to be detailed without the mention of IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whom is on trial prosecuted by the Nigeria government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The IPOB Leader is simply a Prisoner of Conscience, actively demanding for Self-determination vis-a-vis the Independence of Biafra nation.

Indeed, Nnamdi Kanu has severally through his broadcast on Radio Biafra called on his people – Indigenous Biafrans to prepare themselves in exercising their right to self-determination.

But there is no proven fact that he instigated ‘Terrorism’ or ‘Treasonable Felony’ which he is been charged for by Nigeria Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, Hon. Abubakar Malami SAN.

The right to Self-determination being propagated by the Prince of Isiama-AfaraUkwu Ibeku, Umuahia, is an Indigenous Right which is covenanted in Article 20 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, inclusion of  the United Nations Charter and other instruments of law of which Nigeria is a signatory.

The Nigeria armed forces acting in rabble and lack of respect for the rule of law attacked his Ancestral home and palace of His Royal Highness, Eze Israel Kanu, on 14th September 2017, few days Nnamdi Kanu was to appear in the Abuja High Court for the continuance of his trial after his bail from Kuje Prisons.

The attack in Isiama-AfaraUkwu Ibeku community left scores of followers and family members dead, wanton destruction of properties which warranted the escape of the IPOB Leader.

Afterwards, Nnamdi Kanu was captured in Kenya on June 19, 2021, without an extradition order and put on trial since 29th June, 2021 while been detained by the Nigerian State Secret Service (DSS).

These extra-judicial actions of the Nigeria government justified the Appeal Court, Abuja to nullify all the charges against him, declared his arrest, detention and trial unlawful.

The three-judge panel of the Appeal Court Abuja, asserted that the Nigeria authority violated local and international principles to unlawfully arrest and detain Nnamdi Kanu.

One of the jury, Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie said “No government is permitted to abduct anybody without following the process of extradition. Nigeria is not an exception.”

The Justice made plain that the Nigeria State failed to disclose when they arrested Nnamdi Kanu and therefore could not carry on with his trial.

Also, when and where he committed all the offences levelled against him was not clearly stated.

The defence counsels had proved beyond doubt that their client was heinously abducted and consequently renditioned to Nigeria, in gross violation of his Rights.

Still, President Muhammadu Buhari insisted on disobeying the judgement delivered by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division on October 13, 2022 which ruled for the immediate and unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.

The flagrant contempt of the judgement of a competent court of jurisdiction by Hon. Abubakar Malami on the APPEAL NO: CA/ABJ/CR/625/2022; CHARGE NO: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 BETWEEN NNAMDI KANU VS FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, is an endorsement of anarchy in Nigeria.

Till date, Nnamdi Kanu is still being illegally held in solitary confinement in DSS facility at Abuja as the Nigeria authority was granted its motion for stay of execution on the judgement of the Court of Appeal Abuja following its challenge of the ruling in Supreme Court.

Notwithstanding, the Abia State High Court judgement of January 19, 2022 exonerated Nnamdi Kanu of jumping bail and ordered the Nigeria government to apologise and pay him compensation in the sum of ₦1billion (One Billion Naira) for the military invasion of his Ancestral home.

The Nigeria Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has revealed the attitude of his Principal, Muhammadu Buhari whom is anti-democratic and Islamic fundamentalist.

Meanwhile, Bello Turji Kachalla aka Turji, a well known bandit leader is allowed to perpetrate terrorism, even during his press interviews challenging the Nigeria government on its inability to arrest him.

Besides, the DSS recently withdrew the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1619/2022 filed at a Federal High Court Abuja to detain alleged terrorists negotiator, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days after his arrest.

Tukur Mamu has been allowed passage to Saudi Arabia after negotiating between the Nigeria authority and the terrorists responsible for the Kaduna-Abuja train attack.

Not forgetting, the noncompliance of the judgements of Courts of competent jurisdiction which ruled for the arrest and detention of both the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa and Police Inspector-General, Usman Alkali Baba for Contempt cases.

It is of utmost importance that the United Nations Human Rights Council through its Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions rendered in its Opinion Number A/HRC/WGAD/2022/25 for the unconditional release and Reparation of Nnamdi Kanu.

Emphasing that his detention violates Articles 2 and 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Nigeria State grossly violated Section 287(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) which mandates that “The decision of the Federal High Court, the National Industrial Court, a High Court and of all other Courts established by this Constitution shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons, and by other Courts of law with subordinate jurisdiction to that of the Federal High Court, the National Industrial Court, a High Court and those other Courts, respectively.

President Muhammadu Buhari is deliberately instigating civil unrest by his blatant disrespect for court rulings and should be held responsible for any volatile consequences that could ensue.

The United Nations and the global community should show decorum and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms by expelling and sanctioning the Nigeria government.

Article 6 of the United Nations Charter stipulates “A member of the United Nation which has  persistently violated the Principles contained in the present Charter maybe expelled from the Organization by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.” ■

Please be informed that the view and expression of the author are personal and does not represent that of SUNBIGHT MEDIA.

%d bloggers like this: