The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, threatened to cripple Nigeria over the lingering trial of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB threatened to cripple Nigeria if the Federal Government uses Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court to keep Kanu in perpetual detention without trial.
Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, accused Justice Nyako of involving in judicial rascality and bias.
Powerful said this in a statement titled: “We will cripple Nigeria if the Federal Government thinks it can use Justice Binta Nyako to keep our leader in perpetual detention without trial.”
The statement reads: “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) unequivocally condemn the attitude of justice Binta Nyako over the way she is handling the case of our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before her court. We are most shocked at her obvious prejudice and bias during the last court proceedings which resulted in her whimsical adjournment of the case to January 19th and 20th 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 to which she belongs to.
We wish to express our displeasure with Justice Binta Nyako’s handling of this case. How can a judge put a defendant on trial without legal representation? Justice Binta Nyako has always wanted to conduct a secret trial of this high-profile case which concerns the personal liberty and human rights of the accused. Her constant long adjournments, her open bias, and willingness to do the bidding of the DSS have seriously eroded the confidence of the accused on the neutrality of the Judge in handling this case.
“Justice Binta Nnyako has given us sufficient reason and ground to doubt her ability to give justice and fair hearing to our leader considering her antecedents and the manner and way the judge has been going about this case. Locking out the legal representatives including one of our Leader’s counsels from the US, Bruce Fein from the courtroom has only exposed Justice Binta Nyako’s biased and prejudiced disposition to this case before her.
“We are aware that Justice Nyako is working with DSS to humiliate our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU but the world should hold her accountable for her actions. We are monitoring Justice Binta Nyako’s move and her cluelessness on this case, and the world is monitoring her in every move she makes.
“But one thing the judge must understand is that we are determined in our irrevocable resolve to restore Biafra. No amount of intimidation, persecution, or prejudice by the oppressors or their agents can derail our match ti freedom and the ultimate restoration of the Sovereign State of Biafra.
“It is impossible for the Fulani to dictate to IPOB and the present generation of Biafrans. They may have done so to our fathers and elders but cannot dictate to the present generation of Biafrans.
“Our 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 Binta Nyako’s courtroom. Our patience is not infinitely elastic.”