Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu vs Nigeria Case on January 10: Matters Arising
By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze (Nnamdi Kanu Disciple)
For Family Writers
I want to categorically say that I am no longer comfortable with the legal gentleness which IPOB legal team led by Nze Chuks Muoma SAN and Bar Ifeanyi Ejiofor representing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the federal high court Abuja is maintaining all these months. It is time to begin to take the bull by the horn by drastically telling the world that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu De Great is asking for nothing but restoration of Biafra out of Nigeria. IPOB lawyers should know that it is a shame to them for a client they are representing in the court to roar against injustice as Mazi Nnamdi kanu did on 13 December 2016 in federal high court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako.
I want Nze Chuks Muoma SAN and Bar Ifeanyi Ejiofor not to allow the political position of Abubakar Malami SAN (Attorney-General) of Nigeria, Mohammed Diri SAN (Director of Public Prosecution) in the Ministry of Justice and Bar Shaibu Labaran (Counsel to FG) to intimidate them because they are few days away from becoming the greatest respected legal practitioners in Biafra nation as they are about to write their names on the sand of history as lawyers who stood head to head with Nigeria government in this period of legal war with Nigeria on Biafra. I am not happy that none of our lawyers have stood before the trial judge and tell the world verbatim that our clients did not commit any treason or terrorism but are only seeking for restoration of Biafra. I want the legitimacy of Biafra to be discussed in that court because it is not only S. I. Labaran will be making request that will be granted whereas your own request will be rejected.
Nze Chuks Muoma SAN and Bar Ifeanyi Ejiofor should tell the court before the world that Nnamdi Kanu & his colleagues are only demanding for Biafra restoration from Nigeria federation through their registered Radio Biafra broadcasting from London with evidences of registration documents and recorded broadcast demanding for Biafra tendered before the world and reject any other charges against them. Then, if Nigeria govt has evidence of any other charge whatsoever, they can make available.
Let our lawyers stop feeling intimidated before these Fulanis in the court. In January 10 court sitting, we are expecting nothing from them than to boldly tell the world before the court that our client only want every part of Biafra out of Nigeria so that Biafra will be discussed in that court room. Let them also provide evidences of evils making Nnamdi Kanu leading the great crusade for Biafra restoration and United Nations declaration in 2007 backing the right of any indigenous people wanting to exercise their right to self-determination. Biafrans want our lawyers to throw away that their previous gentleness which make Justice Binta Nyako to be making reckless statements that a trial judge should not make.
How can a learned judge say that federal high court in the land is her own and that she can do anything she like whether the defendant accept it or not? I am not saying that our lawyers should be hostile to the court or disrespect court procedure, far be it from Biafrans to disrespect court like Nigerians, even the president did not obey verdicts of two previous court which handled this case, but our lawyers should stop behaving as if they are fearing these Fulani empty skulls masquerading as lawyers and a trial judge. If Biafra restoration as the only demand of Nnamdi Kanu is not presented to the court for the international observers to take the news home, I will begin to believe that Nze Chuks Muoma SAN and Bar Ifeanyi Ejiofor have all gone the way of Bar Vincent Obetta of betrayal.
Our lawyers should stop sitting quiet in the court and watch these clueless Fulani lawyers make dubious and obnoxious request which their sister Judge Binta Nyako approves for them. As far as judicial procedure is concerned, if a defendant denies the charges of the plaintiff, the defendant suppose to quickly state what he actually did with evidences and not wasting 2 years only denying charges somersault fronted by the plaintiff. I was expecting our lawyers to file motion objecting that amendment of Nigeria govt on the case file because such an amendment is tantamount to the fact that Nigeria govt does not have a specific reason for arresting a citizen of Nigeria in the first place.
How can a person be arrested and the plaintiff jump from one charge to the other even boasting that it will continue to amend the charges until Gen Buhari leave office. It is time for our lawyers to take drastic actions within the ambit of the law so that the world will know that IPOB lawyers are no more joking. Let our lawyers tell the court before the observers that the only mission of Nnamdi Kanu is to restore Biafra as declared by United Nations.