It is now clear to the whole world that Binta Nyako insistence on trying the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu under Islamic law is a violation of human right of highest order. According to Nigeria law anybody who commits any offence or suspected to have committed any offence should be tried under common law. if that is the case where does Binta Nyako derive power?
According to rule of law every arm of government derives its power from the constitution which is Supreme over every other thing. According to Nigerian government Nnamdi Kanu committed treasonable felony for mentioning Biafra and his right of fair hearing and fair trial must be violated. This is a case that has lingered for a year and half and Nigerian government has been unable to provide evidence against the accused or prove their claim beyond reasonable doubt.
Rather than follow the proper channel for dissemination of Justice, Nigerian government has chosen a different path just to concert evidence where there is none. Come to think of it what is Secret trial? Why should someone who claims to have a proper knowledge of Kanu’s plan to commit treason be afraid of testifying in the open? What of if Nigerian government import robot to testify against innocent person, since in Nigeria with money and power all things are possible. In the first place it is idiotic that someone accused in the open air should be tried in Secret after a long period of open trial.
It is clear to the whole world that Nigerian government insistence on Secret trial is because they could not provide evidence against the accused and hence the option becomes to devise a crooked means to subvert the course of Justice. It is to the common knowledge of everyone that Nnamdi Kanu has been granted bail, even acquitted of all changes by competent court of Jurisdiction which the president Muhammed Buhari refused to obey.
the question is this, does these eminent Jurist who acquitted Kanu know nothing about treasonable felony in law? is the president now functioning in executive and Judicial capacity? If the answer to above questions is yes then it will be the first of its kind in the world and probably in human history.
The current development regarding the case of Nnamdi Knau has established Nigeria as Islamic Nation, if not how can an Yisraelite- Biafran be tried under Islamic law in a Country that is not Islamic. This action has justified the call of Kanu for establishment of Independent State of Biafra different from Nigeria where everything is Islamic including the penal code. The whole world knows that we Biafrans are Yisraelite and deserve to live and govern ourselves based on are religion faith and laws different from Islamic law. It is on this note that we made our position clear to the whole world that Secret trial of our leader under Sharia law is not acceptable to us. We will resist such attempt no matter what will be the consequence.
On the other hand the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB founded and led by Mazi (Onye Ndu) Nnamdi Kanu has been declared legal Organization by the same court which wants to try him in Secret. Since IPOB is a legal Organization, it implies that its activities are not clandestine in nature and suspicion of its leader in any form should not be handled secretly. It is on these arguments that we call on all great legal minds, lovers of Justice, human right activities and the general public to rise in defence of Justice because today it is Kanu tomorrow it may be another person's turn.
- Eze Augustus N.
Rivers Media Team.