B I A F R A: As 13th December 2016 date came by, the Abuja Federal High headed by Justice Binta Nyako ruled for the terrorist Buhari of Nigeria via DSS application to use screen shielded AKA Masquerade witnesses in the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), it has become necessary to POINT OUT to the public and also the prosecution and equally the judge not forgetting the Hitler Protégé President of the country, African Hitler Buhari on what the laws of Nigeria says on how to prove treason and treasonable felony Charges before the law courts.
THE LAW ON TREASON The Law on Treason is detailed in section 37 of the Criminal Code (The Criminal Code is the law applicable to the 17 Southern States of the Country) and section 410 of the Penal Code (which applies to the 19 Northern States of the Country). Section 41 of the Criminal Code deals with Treasonable Felony.
HOW TO PROVE THE EVIDENCE OF TREASON & TREASONABLE CHARGE BEFORE THE COURT (1) Unlike other types of crimes that its prosecution can be started at any time, the trial of treason and treasonable Felony must be commenced within 2 years (24 months) of the alleged committing of the crime.
(2) In the Prosecution for the offences under treason, nobody can be convicted unless the person pleads QUILTY to the offence.
(3) There is a PROOF of the commission of the crime by 2 witnesses in OPEN COURT of at least one overt act of least one overt act of the type of treason or felony charged.
(4) There is a proof of the commission of the offence in open court by two witnesses who are witnesses to different overt acts each of the treason or felony the accused is charged with.
NOTE: - From the above, it’s important to note that the law of the country either via the Criminal Code or the Penal Code or any other law for that matter does not make provision for treason and felony charges to be held in secret.Therefore, it’s paramount that all and sundry is informed that the law does not recognise the place of Masquerade or even Screen Shielded witnesses.
It will then amount to aberration to attempt to introduce what is utterly strange in law by Hitler Buhari led DSS of Nigeria. He that makes an allegation in the open should also prove it in public.
EXCEPTIONAL CASES The only time that the court (not the law) can allow secret trial are to protect minors or people with disabilities (minors in Nigeria are people below the age of 18 years). An example is the Trial of Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow was the Court allowed Ese Rita Oruru to testify in secret. But even at that, the world knows who was giving testimony.
There is nowhere in the world to a democratic rule, where the identity of witnesses are shielded from the accused and the public.
WHY THE COURT DOES NOT ALLOW IDENTITY SHIELDED WITNESSES. In this reign of evil where even judges are haunted and humiliated, and even members of the DSS who have fallen out of favour with the government are not spared, it will be very dangerous for any Judge to allow or to encourage this aberration of identity shielded witnesses’ precedent to be set or stand.
Those who encouraged it today may become its victims tomorrow. And Karma as a female Dam makes it know that one can’t stop what he/she is part of or benefitted from yesterday.
FINAL WORDS It is clear now that these people (Buhari) are proving Nnamdi Kanu right that the country is truly worse than a Zoo? If not, I don’t see why the Gestapo outfit called the DSS cannot do the needful and nail him (Nnamdi Kanu) with reliable and trusted witnesses before the public in OPEN COURT if actually, he has committed the crime the Zoo state is alleging.
Does it mean that the Gestapo organisation only have evidence that can only be provided in Secret by masquerade looking witnesses? It beats the imagination how Nigerians expected a man who from my own findings as a student of English, had not shown any traces of ambidextrous capabilities as a public administrator an old man when he was young forced himself on Nigerians and even after that opportunity couldn't create any positive niche for himself, to salvage Nigeria. A man tainted with radical religious extremism.IPOB say no to secret trial.
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