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Nnamdi Kanu: HURIWA accuses judiciary of surrendering to executive, queries judge over handling of Ezeife

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The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Thursday, accused the hierarchy of the nation’s Federal Excessive Courtroom of surrendering her independence to the chief arm of presidency.

HURIWA additionally condemned the Division of the State Service, DSS, for denying a former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, entry to the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja, venue of immediately’s re-arraignment of the chief of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Rights Writers mentioned this whereas reacting to the choice of Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja to refuse to present approval for media protection of the trial of Kanu within the terrorism costs in opposition to him.

Justice Nyako was mentioned to have stood her floor to not permit newsmen into her courtroom on Thursday on the bottom that the record of media males was not submitted to her for scrutiny.

Reacting to the event, HURIWA, in an announcement signed by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the Nationwide Coordinator of the rights physique, mentioned, “The failure of the hierarchy of the nation’s Federal Excessive Courtroom to defend her independence from the stranglehold of the Government arm of presidency represented by the Division of State Providers (DSS) that has saved barring Journalists, stakeholders and Human Rights activists from accessing the courtroom for the trial of detained chief of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (Ipob) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is a disastrous message to the world that the judiciary in Nigeria is in chains and is being managed by the presidency.

This place was expressed by the outstanding Civil society and pro-democracy group- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) which carpeted the Chief Decide of the Federal Excessive Courtroom justice John T. Tsoho for abdication his authority and thereby permitting the operatives of the Division of State Providers to dictate who ought to have entry to the publicly funded Federal Excessive Courtroom Complicated which contravenes the CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE OF SEPARATION OF POWERS as encapsulated in sections 4, 5 and 6 of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

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Moreover, the HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) mentioned the denial of entry to the Courtroom of the revered Igbo chief and former governor of Anambra State, His Excellency Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife reveals the shortage of fairness within the administration of the Daura Katsina State born President Muhammadu Buhari and his complete inside safety crew headed by Northern Muslims with little or no respect for conventional, societal, outstanding leaders of different Ethnicities such because the Igbo talking Ethnicity as a result of if the particular person of Chukwuemeka Ezeife was one of many outstanding Northern Fulani leaders, the Division of State Providers received’t topic him to the general public opium of letting him sit on the naked flooring exterior of the Courtroom of the Federal Excessive Courtroom even when it’s a infamous data that he was nominated formally by the Igbo Ethnicity to face in for the race to witness and observe the prosecution of one of many revered sons of Igboland- Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

HURIWA protested the ugly situation whereby entry to the courtrooms constructed by the contributions and assets of taxpayers is now out briefly below the management of the chief arm of presidency below President Muhammadu Buhari, which is the plaintiff in the identical matter of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government of Muhammadu Buhari simply because the Rights group mentioned this singular act of cowardice on the a part of the Nigerian judiciary which ceded the authority to let Nigerians have entry to the Courtroom to the management of the Division of State Providers headed by a Northern Muslim has opened the judicial course of to essential doubts concerning the independence and objectivity of the method earlier than the Federal Excessive Courtroom simply because the Rights group has requested the Chief Decide to take again the management of the Courtroom Complicated.

HURIWA lamented that the hierarchy of the Federal Excessive Courtroom out of worry refused to accredit representatives of the HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA to look at the judicial trial of the detained chief of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) simply because the Rights group accused the chief decide of the Federal Excessive Courtroom of failing to even reply to the written request it despatched to his workplace over two weeks again. HURIWA recalled that in its software titled: “REQUEST TO MONITOR LEGAL PROCEEDING ON MAZI NNAMDI KANU

“HURIWA has, due to this fact, advocated the take over of management of the Federal Excessive Courtroom Complicated Abuja from the stranglehold of the operatives of Division of State Providers by the hierarchy of the Nigerian Courtroom system, or it should drag the CJ of Federal Excessive Courtroom to the Nationwide Judicial Council for ceding independence of the Federal Excessive Courtroom to the Division of State Providers which is illegal and unconstitutional. “The DSS is below the management and command of the President. The President is behind the ordeals of Nnamdi Kanu and if there will probably be justice or semblance of justice, the least bodily proof of it’s the assure that the amenities of the Nigerian courts are managed by employees of the Federal Excessive Courtroom who’re judicial employees below the Judicial arm of presidency and never the identical arm of presidency that has introduced a citizen to court docket below some costs.”

In the meantime, Justice Nyako remanded Kanu in DSS custody and consequently adjourned the matter until November 10.

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