The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indefatigable liberator Mazi Nnamdi Kanu raises concern over the promotion of Justice Tsammani Haruna to the Supreme Court may be as a reward for remanding Mazi Nnamdi kanu in DSS detention without any charge using civil procedural rules. Recall that Justice Tsammani Haruna was the judge who okayed the stay of execution of the appeal of the Federal Government after the Appeal Court Judges discharged and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the 13th of October 2022.
IPOB wonders how Nigeria government promoted Tsammani Haruna to the Supreme Court of Nigeria snd Nigeria Supreme Court has gone so low that the Apex bench has become a place to reward judges who are stooges of the federal government. The Supreme Court used to be an exclusive bench for men and women of integrity and those who fearlessly defend the rule of law and the constitution without compromise of the country. The Supreme Court is not a place for men and women with debased minds who give judgment based on their what they will gain (their stomach) or out of intimidation. But recent events in Nigeria have proven that Nigeria is irredeemably unfair, and justice is in the hands of reprobates. Though, we understand that the Supreme Court of Nigeria still has justices who are keen on defending the rule of law and the constitution, however, adding to the Supreme Court even one corrupt justice, who may be the Federal Government’s stooge, will endanger the independence and reliability of their judgment. There are certain judges that NJC should not accept or recommend to the Supreme Court to avoid Nigeria’s Supreme Court judgment, which has been seen as “Ghana must go judgments.” to not continue.
IPOB hopes that Justice Tsammani Haruna was not hastily promoted to the Supreme Court to corrupt the panel that will deliver the judgment on Mazi Nnamdi kanu’s case on December 15, 2023.
It is unlawful for a judge to stay the execution order on a declaratory judgment of the Appeal Court and be made to sit on the Supreme Court to further decide on that case. Nevertheless, Justice Tsammani Haruna turned the law on its head and stayed the execution of the Appeal Court judgment that declared the kidnap and extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi kanu as unlawful. By his compromised judgment, Justice Tsammani Haruna granted the Federal Government of Nigeria and the DSS the powers to continue the violation of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s human rights and right of liberty.
Some of the late honorable Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria such as Justices Ademola Adetokumbo, Kutigi, Nnaemeka Agu, Karibi Whyite and the likes will be turning in their graves seeing people like Justice Tasmanian Haruna sit on their honorable judgment seats to murder justice. Contamination everywhere in the judiciary has cursed irreparable damage to the Nigeria justice system. Nigerians no longer have confidence in court as the last hope of a common man as they used to say.
Biafrans, friends of Biafra, and lovers of Biafra freedom should keep their eyes on the Nigeria Supreme Court.
Friends of Nigeria and lovers of Nigeria, including their allies, should prevail on Nigeria Supreme Court not to succumb to blackmail and intimidation from the Nigeria Federal authority but demand that they do the needful by releasing Mazi Nnamdi KANU because as of today, he is not standing trial but is being persecuted for championing self-determination of Biafrans via a UN supervised referendum. Self-determination is lawful, but international kidnap and extraordinary rendition of a freedom fighter is against UN laws and Africa Charters.
The Supreme Court Justices and the Federal Government of Nigeria must release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on or before December 15, 2023. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB have patiently and peacefully abided by all the local and international laws in the pursuit of Biafra self-determination right. Irrespective of all the federal government provocations, brutality, massacre, forceful disappearances, illegal proscription, arrests, and detentions of IPOB members and kidnap and rendition of our leader, we have maintained our peaceful approach. However, should the Supreme Court refuse to go by the rules of law by releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally, IPOB will have no choice but to dance in the same market of square of lawlessness with Nigeria. Those who make a peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolutions inevitable.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL, MEDIA, AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.