It is increasingly disturbing that a supposed democratic government has callously resorted to instituting dangerous precedence in it’s activities against Biafrans. There is revolving thick cloud of darkness hovering over Nigeria, awaiting explosion. There is absolutely no proof in modern history globally, where an innocent individual is illegitimately arrested, incarcerated and even killed for being honestly truthful in whatever undertaking.
Nigeria, an acclaimed giant of Africa by population index, has become an enclave where standing for the truth is criminalized. In the present day political experiment, atrocious treatments are being visited on the innocent for refusing to be associated with the cruel, bitter and oppressive phenomenon associated with politics in the country.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whose emergence was and is yet greeted with funfare, epitomises truth and justice. He uncompromisingly sold his message to interested Biafrans and Nigerians who are fed up with the status quo. The powers that be, plotted and got him arrested on the 14th of October 2015, for daring to speak out. He was extra-judicially incarcerated and subsequently charged in the Nigerian Federal High Court for treasonable felony amongst others, in Abuja. He unrelentlessly made several bail applications which were denied him. Different Judges were financially induced to subvert justice by the Nigerian tyrannical and vampiric government so that he could be sentenced to jail but all proved fruitless. A Federal High Court Judge in the person of Justice Adeniyi Ademola faced threats for declaring Nnamdi Kanu innocent from the charges and for granting him unconditional release. The officials of the Department of Security Services (DSS) were mandated to comply by that court ruling which was not obeyed.
On Friday 22nd of June 2018, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a serving Senator representing his people in Abia-South Senatorial district at the National Assembly, was criminally arrested by a contingent of armed officials of the same Department of Security Services (DSS), for vocally criticising evil and standing up against injustice. The distinguished Senator was arrested for speaking against the padded 2018 budgetary documents which passed through the Senate for approval. A whopping sum of Thirty Billion Naira (N30 billion) which he discovered as an act of corruption was exposed. Because of the antecedents of a hydra-headed corrupt society, instead of being commended for his brevity, the powers that be connived to have him eliminated by all possible means. The serving Senator was then arrested and detained.
The palpable tension across Nigeria and Biafraland arising from this bizarre impunity of a supposed democratic government was laid to bare. It should be noted that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who also stood in as one of the sureties for the bail granted to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the 28th of April, 2017 was being vilified for voicing out against acts of criminality and corruption spear-headed by the fictitious Anti-Corruption Czar himself, being President Muhammadu Buhari.
Biafrans and other individuals of good conscience across the globe, loudly called for the immediate release of the distinguished Senator from DSS detention as He boldly and fearlessly appeared in Court on Tuesday 26th June 2018, in Abuja. The request for his release from custody was heard according to the report obtained from his legal counsel. The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako pointedly stated: “I did not order the arrest of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe by the DSS neither did I know anything about it”. She further maintained that the arrest of the Senator has absolutely nothing to do with Nnamdi Kanu’s case. It therefore means that the Nigerian government is surreptitiously orchestrating crisis that could snowball into an unprecedented catastrophe in the country if this tide of lawlessness is not stemmed. Without any pinch of doubt, it is obvious therefore, that the Nigerian government through the instrumentality of the Department of Security Services (DSS), covertly plotted to eliminate the amiable and dependable Senator, for courageously standing up to speak out against the corruption drive posed by the Buhari led government.
Biafrans particularly, should remain undaunted in their demand that the Muhammadu Buhari led Islamic cum tyrannical government of Nigeria, should without further delay, produce the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, whether dead or alive. Now that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja has consented to the legal demand of the counsels and the concerted pressure of resilient Biafrans by issuing out an order which facilitated his immediate release and acquitted him from the DSS custody, the salient political players at the global arena should courageously pressure the Nigerian government to adhere to relevant legal principles/demands and release Nnamdi Kanu. The government should also be made to give explanation without further delay, why Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe was criminally arrested and detained by the officials of the Department of Security Services (DSS), to forestall the brewing rage of the Biafran people globally.
Enough of this wave of madness called impunity!