President Buhari’s Assertion On Nnamdi Kanu False, Prejudicial, He Ought to Seem In Court docket For Contempt – IPOB Chief’s Lawyer, Ejiofor

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel to the detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB,

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel to the detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the assertion credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that Kanu wouldn’t be granted a court docket bail, describing it as “false and prejudicial assertion.”

SaharaReporters had reported that Buhari had whereas responding to a query on the continued detention of Kanu throughout a bilateral assembly with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in Kigali, Rwanda, stated that Kanu jumped bail the final time he (Kanu) was admitted to bail in Nigeria, and requested whether or not anybody knew whether or not he (Kanu) would leap bail once more.

However Ejiofor, in a press release titled, “Rejoinder on the extrajudicial feedback by Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFRN)”, stated Buhari needs to be made to seem in court docket to reply for his contemptuous assertion.

Ejiofor stated, “Each affordable and honest minded one who is aware of the occasion that transpired at Afarukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, between the tenth and 14th of September, 2017, have to be alarmed that the President of Nigeria can afford to make one of these assertion. With profound respect, the assertion is careless, mischievous, totally false in character and in content material, pedestrian, and confirms as soon as once more, the entrenched hatred, odium, and contempt this infinitely divisive and partisan President has for folks of the Igbo race.

“For the President to make this sort of false and prejudicial assertion a few week to the supply of a reserved Ruling on a important utility to put aside the Order revoking the bail of ONYENDU Mazi Nnamdi KANU, introduced on his behalf and pending on the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, speaks quantity.

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“What actually was the raison d’ etre for the assertion? Is it a veiled warning to the court docket? Does it preempt an already settled place? Will the end result of this significant utility be merely a fait accompli? Is the assertion a prognosis of what would transpire in court docket on the twenty eighth of June, 2022? Is there a nexus between this assertion and the last word resolution that might eventuate on the applying?”

It added, “The Ruling of the twenty eighth of June, 2022, will verify whether or not or not these musings are justified. Might I now take the freedom of placing occasions of their proper perspective.

“On the twenty sixth of April, 2017, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was admitted to bail by the Federal Excessive Court docket and in the course of the pendency of this cost, and whereas preparation was ongoing for Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s look in Court docket on seventeenth October 2017, for the graduation of full trial in his case, the Nigerian Safety Brokers led by the Nigerian Army, brutally invaded Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s house between tenth to 14th September, 2017, in a determined try to assasinate him, and within the course of over 28 harmless and unarmed civilians have been gruesomely murdered by the invading troops. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu narrowly escaped loss of life throughout that interval by mere act of windfall.

“Fortunately, the judgement of the Umuahia Excessive Court docket discovered the Federal Authorities of Nigeria responsible of grave violation of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s basic rights following the bloody invasion of his house at Afaraukwu, Ibeku in Umuahia, Abia state, in addition to the genocidal bloodbath of harmless and unarmed civilians therein. The judgement nonetheless subsists until date and has by no means been put aside. Sadly, the Federal Authorities ably led by President Buhari is but to adjust to the Orders issued by the Discovered Trial Court docket within the judgement below reference.

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“The discerning minds intently monitoring the continuing persecution of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in a Nigerian Court docket, could have on a number of events, listened to the President constantly sustaining a impartial stand, and that he would permit the judicial course of and legislation run its course.

“The pronouncement of the President of the FRN, recorded in his varied public outings, outstanding amongst them was his current assertion in the course of the Presidential state go to to Ebonyi state, the place he reaffirmed his stand that the Federal Authorities of Nigeria (FGN) ably led by himself, won’t intervene within the judicial proceedings in Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case.

“Ostensibly, the aforesaid declaration routinely put to a halt, the efforts of the Igbo Elders and Elites, who have been hitherto, gunning for a political resolution.”

The assertion continued, “The world will recall that on the 18th December 2015, throughout President Buhari’s maiden media handle, he boldly boasted to the world that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu being a British citizen, and consequently holding twin citizenship, shouldn’t be granted bail by the Nigeria Court docket.

“Sadly, this pronouncement negatively impacted the path of the case then. Nonetheless, His Lordship, Honourable Justice Binta Nyako, after cautious overview of the information positioned earlier than the court docket, and consequently contemplating the Utility offered for the bail of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on its advantage, proceeded to grant him bail.

“Whereas we are actually making ready for one more Court docket outing on the twenty eighth day of June, 2022, the place a vital Ruling, which is able to vastly impression on the liberty of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will probably be delivered, President Buhari has made one other contemptuous assertion, apparently usurping the judicial powers of the Federal Excessive Court docket by making extra-judical pronouncement able to preempting the Ruling of the Court docket, come twenty eighth June, 2022, and consequently, prejudicing your complete proceedings.

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“It’s our apt statement that President Buhari, with best respect to his workplace, stands in grave contempt of the Court docket Proceedings by this singular declaration, and needs to be made to seem in Court docket to reply to this contemptuous assertion.

“We want to use this medium to induce the International Governments and Worldwide Communities to pay extra consideration to the antics of the Buhari led FGN, who’ve sworn to violate the ideas of separation of powers by intimidating the Decide seized of this case into doing their bidding.

“Nonetheless, we want to urge His Lordship, Honourable Justice Nyako, to stay agency within the discharge of his judicial features/oaths, and uphold justice on this case with out bowing to strain.

“We anticipate nothing lower than justice, come twenty eighth June, 2022.”