COURT UPDATE: THE NIGERIAN ARMY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON NNAMDI KANU

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COURT UPDATE: THE NIGERIAN ARMY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON NNAMDI KANU

Resumption of court hearing of the case involving the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as rescheduled, comes up on Wednesday being the 14th day of November 2018. It was billed for the 17th of October 2017 but could not materialize due to the forced disappearance of the IPOB leader. The entire global community will once again be looking forward to see if the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja-based Federal High Court will professionally dispense justice. It should be stated here that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had unequivocally announced his readiness to appear before the Nigerian Federal High Court located in Abuja, presided over by Justice Binta Nyako to prove to the world that there exists absolutely nothing in both domestic and international laws regarding agitations for independence as uncompromisingly being driven by him. It was also meant to afford him the opportunity to strongly counter the bogus and inconsequential treasonable felony charge levied against him by the agents of the Nigerian government. This statements were made prior to his prepared appearance in court on the 17th of October 2017, during his rallies with mammoth crowd of Biafrans at Aba and Ohafia respectively. It was during those events that he made it clear that he would storm Abuja for his court appearance in the company of two million Biafrans. And he was not merely boasting.

However, the Nigerian army under presidential despotic directive, wittingly and murderously truncated that judicial process when his residence was callously invaded in an attempt to assassinate him on the 14th of September 2017. This was covertly orchestrated to deny him the opportunity of appearing in court to defend himself of the criminally crafted bogus treasonable felony charge. It should be recalled that the unfortunate incident which involved a battalion of deadly kitted soldiers, backed with armored tanks and aerial surveillance aircraft, shamelessly embarked on the murderous expedition to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s residence in a bizarre and grossly illegitimate attempt to get him summarily executed as a way they reasoned, to permanently close the court case. That genocidal onslaught ended up having a record of at least, twenty eight (28) armless and innocent, promising young Biafrans from  M – Branch of IPOB intelligence security department, gruesomely killed. They were detailed to assist in evacuating the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from his home at the behest of the murderous invading Nigerian soldiers. Killed alongside those 28 young Biafrans was Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s cousin called Adaku and a security dog.  The God of Biafrans however, delivered the supreme leader from the plotted assassination attempt on his life. He thereafter decided to take refuge in the holy land of Israel where he fully and medically recuperated due to severe injuries sustained in the course of the vampiric raid carried out in his residence. He remained incommunicado for over a year before resurfacing in the Israeli capital city of Jerusalem, to announce to the whole world that he is alive and kicking. It was earlier believed that he may have been killed by the invading Nigerian Islamic army, considering the volume of bloodbath of the 14th September 2017, in his residence at Afara-ukwu Ibeku in Umuahia, Abia State.

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Now that he has finally resurfaced in Israel, narrating his ordeal in the hands of the Nigerian soldiers vis-a-vis his evacuation, Justice Binta Nyako should on Wednesday, the 14th of November 2018, with her professional wisdom as the presiding judge, rule that the one hundred million naira (N100,000,000) bail fee raised by each of the three sureties that stood in for him, should be refunded to them and have them immediately extricated from the case. It was the Nigerian army working in concert with the Nigerian government that despicably truncated the judicial process. Come that November date of the next court sitting, Justice Binta Nyako will definitely have no other alternative going by civilised reasoning, than to exonerate Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Mr. Tochukwu Uchendu and the Jewish High Priest, Shalom Oka Ben-Madu who stood as sureties from the case, with their bail bonds deposited with the court, fully restored back to them. This will then pave the way for a full fledged prosecution of the Nigerian army authorities for committing contempt of court through the callous truncation of the foregoing judicial process. It will then be left for them to explain to the world who actually sent them to assassinate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, thereby scuttling his appearance in court as earlier scheduled.

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According to the law, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is realistically no longer standing any trial in the Nigerian Federal High Court located in Abuja because his accusers despotically resorted to extra-judicial self-help in an attempt to assassinate him to forestall further court sittings regarding the case, following his bail. This act of blatant impunity by the Nigerian government amounts to mockery of the Judiciary. The only personalities having a case in the Federal High Court in Abuja which is presided over by Justice Binta Nyako, are the three sureties whose N100 million each are yet in the custody of the court. Prior to the resurfacing of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Israel, the sureties were obligated to give explanations about the inability of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to appear in court as then demanded as fixed, for the 17th of October 2017, or they should state the reasons why the forfeiture of their bail bonds should not be effected. Common sense shows therefore that now that the accused has eventually resurfaced alive, totally vindicating the report earlier submitted to the court by his legal counsels, the sureties must have to be refunded their monies, thereby setting the ball rolling for the commencement of the prosecution of the Nigerian army. The plotted assassination on the life of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the fully exonerates his respected sureties from being answerable to any case regarding the defendant’s inability to appear in court as earlier stipulated.

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It is left for the military authorities to comprehensively explain what assignment that prompted the soldiers leaving the confines of their barracks and armed to the teeth, to execute in the residential home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, which led to his forced evacuation for his dear life, the gruesome death of over 28 armless Biafrans and the wanton destruction of properties worth millions of US dollars. Justice Binta Nyako is presently and unavoidably standing before the civilised global community, facing the daunting test of her judicial career wherein she will decide to make or mar her profession for life with her next ruling coming up on Wednesday 14th November 2018. Fingers remain crossed in anticipation of what the fast approaching date for the next court sitting, will eventually deliver.

Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

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