What is happening in my case is microcosm of everything that is wrong with the Zoo judiciary. The level of ignorance of the law is such that I pity those that have and are likely to come into contact with the Zoo (Nigerian) judiciary in the future. These are facts the Alimajiri (Nigerian) legal system must be made aware of.
I am not a Nigerian citizen therefore your silly bail revocation is completely meaningless to me. If anything, the manner and timing of the revocation of my bail smacks of desperation. The damaging testimony of Chidiebere Onwudiwe who like myself and the rest of my co-defendants were subjected to torture, degrading and inhumane treatment, was so shocking that Binta Nyako decided to help the Fulani cabal dictatorship to sweep it off the headlines. They chose the issue of my bail revocation as the best way to bury the horrific torture of Biafrans in their custody. Binta Nyako like the disgraced John Tsoho before her have shown they are in the pocket of the cabal. Any veneer of independence Binta Nyako may claim to possess, have disappeared with the way she have so far handled herself in this matter.
Till date Binta Nyako has not even defined the crime that I committed because under their Nigerian criminal code and contrary to widespread propaganda and misinformation, secession is not a crime defined in any penal code or law in Nigeria or any other country on earth for that matter. Request for referendum is not a crime either. Self determination is also not a crime, if not there will be no Scottish Nationalist Party. I am therefore at a loss to understand why Binta Nyako is allowing this case to proceed. The Africa Charter on Human and Peoples Rights which Nigeria is a signatory to makes it explicitly clear that self-determination is NOT a crime. Cloaking self-determination with the nonsensical charge of treasonable felony designed to get the juices of anti-Biafra media in Nigeria flowing, is deceptive and no sensible court of law should have allowed that to stand. Treasonable felony is committed with bombs, guns and bullets not radio broadcast, street rallies or call for referendum. If |Binta Nyako as a judge doesn’t know this, then I feel sorry for Nigeria and her largely illiterate population.
If the intention of the Fulani Janjaweed bench warrant is to get me to stop exposing Jubril Al Sudani then not only is Binta Nyako mistaken, but the entire Fulani cabal is embarking on one hell of an expensive exercise in futility. I will redouble my efforts to ensure that the Impostor from Sudan is driven from office in disgrace.
My devotion to the absolute and puritanical pursuit of the total restoration of the sovereignty of the Republic of Biafra is unwavering. Binta Nyako and her fellow Fulani handlers must understand one thing about me, I am destructively stubborn and if I say the Zoo will fall, the Zoo will fall. They can delay this inevitability all they like, but as Soviet Union and every other man made empire collapsed, so will Nigeria.
Common sense dictates that before you send anybody to jail for whatever reason or revoke their bail, you first investigate the circumstances that may have led that person to be unavailable. As an upright judge, you equally dispose of the issue of sureties before going ahead to issue bench warrant. This is simple common sense and not even a question of the finer interpretations of the law. It is equity and justice which any right thinking person would have expected a judge like Binta Nyako to be aware of.
Perhaps in Fulani Sharia Law which now appears to govern the Nigerian jurisprudence, there is no presumption of innocent before proven guilty, that is why countless number of innocent men and women are languishing in detention centres without trial. Unbeknown to most legal practitioners in Nigeria and especially their high court judges, the 1999 military constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the supposed highest law in the land makes it clear that nobody should be held in detention without trial for more than two months. Where it is ascertained that a person has been in detention for more than two months, bail in that instance should be automatically granted, as the discretion to grant bail or not no longer resides with the judge. Go and read it Nigerian Constitution of 1999. Idiotic judges like Binta Nyako circumvent this constitutional provision by citing the Administration of Criminal and Justice |Act (ACJA) that grants discretion to judges. But in their idiocy they forgot that the constitution is the highest law in the land. ACJA is a simple law and not a constitutional amendment, therefore the constitution takes precedent. I feel sorry for those practicing law in Nigeria.
I wholeheartedly welcome this development of my bail revocation and I am looking forward to the judicial stupidity of Binta Nyako being ventilated at the world stage. The best thing that can ever happen to our march towards freedom is Binta Nyako’s court and her ill conceived and vindictive pronouncements.
Should they request Interpol intervention in this matter, I will give my lawyers here in the UK the instruction we need to launch a no holds barred legal assault on the Zoo. So I am waiting for them. Europe and Interpol is not a bunch of wild beasts like Nigerian law courts and her security services. In Europe there is rule of law which is also binding on Interpol too. My lawyers are waiting for an Interpol red notice against my name and all hell will break loose.
If the intention of Binta Nyako is to curtail my travels, thereby limiting IPOB diplomatic offensive, then let me assure Biafrans that our enemies have failed too. I will continue to travel to and from civilised countries where rule of law obtains.
I am Biafran that hold British citizenship. Nigerian law courts and their poorly educated judges is of no consequence to me. Binta Nyako should stop acting as the prosecutor in this case which is a position she assumed right from the onset. She has no jurisdiction to hear the case which is why she never allows my lawyer to speak in court. Why must she shout down my lawyers in court while giving all the time in the world to make their weak argument. If she is confident there is a prosecutable offence before her, she should hear the motion before her challenging the jurisdiction of her court.
She chooses which application to entertain and which one to reject. No judge worth her salt will ride rough shot over the sensitive issue of jurisdiction in her own court. Best practice dictates that you dispose of any jurisdictional issues before proceeding to substantive hearing.
Up till today no credible witness nor evidence has been presented before Binta Nyako. This takes me back to the one of her rulings when she was reminded in her own court there isn’t any evidence to support the bogus charge of treasonable felony. Binta Nyako ruled that although there is no evidence before her to substantiate the charge of treasonable felony, she was however allowing the trial to proceed because the Attorney General of the Zoo said they have a key witness and a video. The prosecution have so far called two witnesses both of whom are DSS officers that were present when the torture of Chidiebere Onwudiwe was going on. The earth shattering evidence which the prosecution claim to possess is still nowhere to be found. In which court of law is the only prosecution evidence the testimony of a security operative who happen to be where a suspect was interviewed. Where is the smoking gun evidence or the so-called video Binta Nyako ruled the whole case is predicated upon?
The entire case against me and my men were built on web of lies which Lagos-Ibadan expressway media bought hook, line and sinker. It is purely based on a mythical witness and video which they have so far failed to produce. I wish to place it on record that Binta Nyako has no shred of evidence before her to justify this travesty of justice. Where is the evidence of treasonable felony I ask.
For most of those tabloid newspapers that took it upon themselves to defend the injustice in the court of Binta Nyako, I have a question for you; where on earth have you witnessed a trial of treasonable felony without any shred of evidence? This is the reason why I call Nigeria a Zoo. Those they call Nigerians cannot reason like human beings. How can you accuse somebody of murder without telling us who the victim is, no dead body, no murder weapon? This is exactly what Binta Nyako is doing because having accused me of treasonable felony, they have failed till this day, go provide one shred of evidence to back up their claim not minding that self-determination is not even a crime in Nigeria.
It is highly unfortunate that Binta Nyako through her actions and conduct may have given her approval for the invasion of my house with the sole intention to kill me since she lacked the evidence to convict me in a court of law. If not, she would have asked questions about how the military invaded my house and killed 28 people including Jack my dog. What Binta Nyako is saying is that the death of 28 human beings is of no consequence to her because they were killed by her fellow Fulani people in uniform. The reason Binta Nyako is insisting on my appearance before her court is to set me up for assassination by the Nigerian military yet again since their plan to kill me on 14 September 2017 failed.
Binta Nyako cannot deny the fact she was placed on judicial notice about the military invasion of my house and the death of 28 innocent men. She took cognizance of this very fact when an application was tabled before her asking her to hold the Nigerian army liable for unlawful act occasioning force-majeure. This is exactly the point my sureties have argued successfully. Any sensible or reasonable judge would have recognised that I am a ward of court and therefore entitled to some measure of protection. Even this simple logic is lost on her and her cattle loving Fulani cabal.
If not for the vigilance of the defence team handling the case for my sureties, Binta Nyako would have done the bidding of the cabal and sent Abaribe to prison. Her sole intention was to collect 300 Million Naira from my sureties to keep swelling the coffers of the Fulani judiciary. How many Fulani people convicted of far more heinous crimes ever posted cash bond? This is the question I want Binta Nyako to answer. How many Fulani herdsmen have you asked to deposit cash bond as part of their bail condition? How many Boko Haram suspects have you ever demanded cash bond from? This is confirmation that we Biafrans are not wanted in that contraption called Nigeria. One law for the Fulani and another law for the rest of the people.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media