The Nigeria Federal High Court in Abuja today being 18th, January 2018, upheld its order that IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is unprescribed.
Acting Chief Judge Justice, Abdu Kafarati while delivering on the Application, Resolved all the three formulated issues against IPOB, were he held On 20th, September 2017, that order proscribed IPOB is validly issued.
But in a motion filed by IPOB ’ s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, before the same judge on 22, September 2017, IPOB contended that the proscription order was unconstitutional.
The motion was anchored on 13 grounds, first of which was that the proscription order was made without jurisdiction, “ as the order was granted against an entity unknown to law. ” The grounds of the application read in part, “ That the ex parte order made on the 20th day of September 2017 by this Honorable Court was made without jurisdiction, as the order was granted against an entity unknown to law.
“ That there are a clear suppression and misrepresentation of facts in the Attorney General’s Affidavit evidence, pursuance to which the Order was granted. “ That the Order is unconstitutional, as it was made in clear violation of the constitutionally guaranteed right of the Indigenous People of Biafra to self-determination; Article 20 (1 ) of the Africa Charter on Human & Peoples Rights, now domesticated into our Law under (Ratification and Enforcement Act) (Cap 10 ) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 ; Right to fair hearing , Right to freedoms of expression, and the press and Rights to peaceful Assembly and Association ; clearly provided for under Sections 36 , 39 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as (Amended) 2011. “ That a declaratory order cannot be made pursuant to an ex parte Application, without hearing from the party against whom the order was made .“ The Indigenous People of Biafra who are major of Igbo extraction, have no history of violence in the exercise of their right to self-determination. ”
Meanwhile, today being 18th, January 2018, Justice, Abdu Kafarati insist on his black market order by dismissing the contention of IPOB’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who submitted that IPOB is only registered in another country, could not be sued in Nigeria. The judge noted that an organization registered abroad could be likened to a foreigner who could be arrested in another country where he was found to have committed a crime. He also held that the issuance of the proscription (black market ) order by him in the chambers following an ex parte application was in accordance with the provisions of the Terrorism Prevention Act.
The judge awarded the sum of N500 as cost against IPOB.
Recall that armed Fulani herdsmen has been killing numerous people, in their homes, setting many houses ablaze while destroying farm crops produce, none of these blood-sucking monsters has being labeled a terrorist group by Nigeria court or condemned by presidency rather he want to establish colony in every state in the country, in order to help them perfect their Islamic agenda planned by Muslims.
IPOB was duly registered in more than 88 countries of the world as a lawful organization worthy of emulation.
However many international bodies and countries like the Africa Union ( AU ), US etc has openly affirmed that IPOB is a lawful organization under the ambit of International law and they have never involved in any act of violence or terrorism in any way imagined.
The Nigerian government in collaboration with her murderous army led an unforgivable and unforgettable onslaught in IPOB leader’s house, Nnamdi Kanu and his parents were abducted by Nigeria army on 14, September 2017, more than 28 IPOB members were killed, yet trying to sweep that into the carpet, to label nonviolent group as terrorist.
As it stands now, Nigeria and it’s security agencies are secretly killing and kidnapping IPOB members for no just cause, their only crime was asking for self-determination which is inalienable rights of every citizen. we call for their immediate and safe release because IPOB members are not terrorist. While Boko Haram members are released daily using the word “repented Boko Haram “, but IPOB organization which is legally recognized internationally are tagged terrorist in a country Donald Trump refers to “Shithole”.
Nigeria Judiciary is the most corrupt Judicial body that can trade justice just for personal interests. Today’s (18th January 2018) Abdu Kafarati ruling shows the height of injustice peddling around Nigeria judiciary sphere. The height of injustices in Nigeria system is alarming, we urge all the well-meaning groups, individuals etc to condemn Nigeria Judiciary black market labeling unarmed civilized group, IPOB, as terrorist organization whereas murderous Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen are treated with kid glove.