|Nnamdi Kanu in court|
By Ken Pat
Justice Binta Nyako has introduced Sharia law into the ongoing trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, following the defending counsel's application on variation of Justice Binta's order on shielding of witnesses.
In his argument, Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor stated that "an order of the court is law", stressing the need to obey Justice Binta's order on same case.
Nyako in response stated that nothing will change her order on the issue of masked witnesses, adding that if the defending counsel had studied sharia law in school, he would've learned more about masked witnesses and that a woman’s identity is protected in court in the context of the Sharia Law.
This, therefore, interprets that Nnamdi Kanu who is a Christian is no longer triable by the secular law which is recognized in the Nigerian constitution but by sharia, because it is only on the premise of sharia law that the masking of witnesses can be justified. This further stresses and adds truth to the innuendo of the islamization agenda of this government.
The judge adjourned till April 6, 2017 for the review of the order on witness protection and April 25, 2017 for ruling on the bail applications.
It is, therefore, at this level that we call on all international bodies who stand for Justice and fair hearing to step in because injustice has climbed to its peak.
Edited by Ogu Edozie Williams
Published by IPOB writers