Nnamdi Kanu Comes For Judge Who Revoked His Bail, Leaves Powerful Statement That Shocks The Whole NJC
The leader of the proscribed Biafra agitation group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has put the National Judiciary Council (NJC) on a strong blast, describing the body as a “corruption based” council.
Kanu, who is at present in the United Kingdom, has also ridiculed the judges in Nigeria, describing them as “corrupt”.
According to reports from Naija News, the IPOB leader made this statement as he made a live broadcast on Radio Biafra over the weekend.
The broadcast of the Biafran leader was focused on Nigeria’s judiciary.
Nnamdi Kanu in the broadcast, said that the NJC in Nigeria is “based on corruption” in respect to Justice Walter Onnoghen‘s resignation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The IPOB leader further said that “none of the judges in Nigeria obey the law”, noting that “everyone is corrupt in Nigeria” including Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Acting CJN.
“Nigerian NJC is based on corruption, none of the judges in Nigeria obey the law. Everyone is corrupt,” he said.
Speaking also on the revoking of his bail by Justice Binta Nyako, Kanu berated the judge, wondering why she would give such a judgment even when her own child is currently facing trial.
Kanu said Justice Nyako has shown by her judgment that she is not a mother, noting that she would have thought of her son’s case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and act like a mother.
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the broadcast is coming after a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Nyako in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, last month, revoked Kanu’s bail and also ordered his immediate arrest.
The Justice Binta Nyako-led court gave the order while deploring the continued absence of Kanu from court.
Justice Nyako also revoked the bail she granted Kanu in 2017, and directed that the proceedings of the trial will still continue even in the IPOB leader’s absence.
It would be recalled that Kanu, who was charged to court for treasonable felony by the federal government, was in the course of trial granted bail on heath ground aside other conditions on April 25, 2017.
However, Kanu went underground in September 2017 following the deployment of troops to the Southeast when his Umuahia country home was allegedly raided by soldiers.
The pro-Biafra separatist was later seen in Jerusalem on October 19.
He made a Facebook broadcast on October 21 where he said he left Nigeria because he could not get the necessary protection from the court.
Following his absence, Kanu’s three sureties under a N100 million bond each in aggregate of N300 million, have been in a legal battle to show cause why they should not produce Kanu or individually forfeit their bail bond to the Federal government.
However, after the ensuing legal fireworks by the sureties’ counsels in the persons of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish priest, Immanuel Shalom and an accountant, Tochukwu Uchendu, the matter was adjourned sine die.
But Nyako also affirmed that the court had separated Kanu’s trial from other defendants since March 20, 2018, yet Kanu has continuously failed to appear before the court.
The presiding judge, therefore, adjourned Kanu’s trial to June 18 for continuation of trial.