Biafra: IPOB rejects new judge for Kanu's trial
The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has hatched plans to undo their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement signed by their spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB drew the attention of the world to the appointment of Justice Binta Nyako, whom they accused of being Buhari's sister, to handle the trial of Nnamdi Kanu as a calculated attempt to find him guilty as charged.
The group stated that Justice Nyako would be compromised and should not handle the case. The statement reads in part: 'The indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide and the Directorate of State (DOS) has raised alarm over the assignment of the new trial judge for Nnamdi Kanu case by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
'The appointment of Justice Nyako as the trial judge for mazi Nnamdi Kanu's case was masterminded by the government of the president Muhammadu Buhari.
'The appointment came after the harassment and the intimidation of the judges who were working tirelessly to address the country's injustice perpetrated by the government of the day in Nigeria.
'It was observed that the trial judge, Justice Hajiya Binta F.M Nyako was born on 14th day of May 1959. She is a sister to the President of Nigeria, Gen Muhammadu Buhari; her state of origin is Katsina State and her local government is Rimi. She became a judge on the 28th of July 2000 and married to one man in Taraba State.
'The government of the contraption called Nigeria assigned her to make sure she jails mazi Nnamdi Kanu who committed no crime against anybody in Nigeria; but we want to ask if the new trial judge Binta Nyako will jail people who did not commit any crime against the people.
'Again, the new trial judge, Binta Nyako Hajiya was mandated to jail the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in that he is saying the truth concerning the restoration of God's nation Biafra.'
According to the statement, 'Binta would have been one of the arrested judges over the $2m she had allegedly taken from Jide Omokore to grant scandalous bail to the oil magnate who stole over $6b from Nigeria on the 8th day of July 2016, but was spared on one condition (which is to jail Nnamdi Kanu).' - New Telegraph.