13th November, 2021
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, of displaying judicial rascality and impunity in the way she is handling the case of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the group unequivocally condemned the attitude of Nyako over the way she is handling the case of our leader, Kanu, before her court.
The group said it was most “shocked at her obvious prejudice and bias during the last court proceedings which resulted in her whimsical adjournment of the case to January 19 and 20, 2022.
“Justice Binta Nyako is engaging in judicial rascality and impunity at the behest of the Federal Government of Nigeria aimed at keeping our leader in perpetual detention without trial.
This rascality only portrays that Binta Nyako is simply playing the script handed over to her by the Fulani caliphate of which she belongs to.”
IPOB said it expressed its displeasure with Justice Nyako’s handling of this case, wondering how a defendant could be on trial without legal representation.
It alleged that the judge had always wanted to conduct a secret trial of this high-profile case which concerned the personal liberty and human rights of the accused.
IPOB said Justice Nyako had given it sufficient reasons and grounds to doubt her ability to give justice and fair hearing to its leader considering the manner the judge had been going about this case.
The group said locking out the legal representatives including one of its leader’s counsels from the United States, Bruce Fein, from the courtroom had only exposed her biased and prejudiced disposition to this case before her.
It said one thing the judge must understand was that the group was determined in its irrevocable resolve to actualise Biafra.
“No amount of intimidation, persecution or prejudice by the oppressors or their agents can derail our match to freedom and the ultimate restoration of the Sovereign State of Biafra,” the statement said.
The statement added that Igbo elders, traditional rulers, religious leaders and political elite who are begging IPOB to soft-pedal must take serious note of the travesty and shenanigans playing out in Justice Nyako’s Courtroom.
It said its patience is not infinitely elastic.