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Open Letter to the Chief Justice and Fellow Judges of the Nigerian Supreme Court On Alleged Bribery

By Edidiong Umoh
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May 21,2012
Open Letter to the Chief Justice and Fellow Judges of the Nigerian Supreme Court.

Title: The World is watching us; it's too early for me to start losing my head.

Sirs/Madams,
It is more than likely that as at when this letter gets to you, you may have already finalized and put finishing touches to your decision

(judgment) in the case of ACN/Akpanudoedghe vs. PDP/INEC and Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State. After all it does not take much to say case dismissed. Please permit me to explain to you why I use the above quote from the Chief Justice as a title for this letter.

Simply put, it's to remind you of how the hope of Nigerians and even the world was raised high on hearing you make the above pronouncements.

The world thought then that the angel from above that we all were waiting for (the redeemer) has finally arrived Nigeria, that we are all saved. But listening to your tirade on the same case, the same courtroom with the appellant attorney Kola Awodein- San, on May 14, 2012, telling him and the rest of the world that the very case that you pronounced” Must be heard on merit” with a new 180 days, is the very case you were fighting with the appellant lawyer telling him and the world that the case will never be heard was nothing but awful. Are we to assume that the Nigerian Chief Judge, when he made the above pronouncements did not know the Nigerian constitution? To me this was pathetic and pitiful to say the least. Using old age as an incurable decease to defend your indefensible position was dreadful.

If I may ask SIR, how long does it take to make an oral argument when briefs are properly filed and the judges find time to read them?How long does it take to render judgments? You should know that this is what Nigerian tax payers pay you for, to give unbiased judgments in a timely manner. If the information we have and also making the rounds is true, that you did sacrificed your position on the alter of bribery, by receiving from Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State the sum of two billion Naira and from the Governor of Benue State the sum of five hundred million Naira to share among yourselves also that you met and finalized this bribery deal while you were in the state of Arkansas in the United States of America a few weeks ago, Then there is no polished way to put it, but rather plainly point out to you that you have individually and severally murdered and destroyed the country of Nigeria and posterity will never forgive you. Where is that arbiter of hope for the common man? Where is that arbiter of hope for the downtrodden?

You the Chief Judge we are told you are retiring, we hope that you live long enough after retirement to enjoy your bribed money if that is true, and also watch the effect of your action from the sideline when it materialize. I know you all are not aliens to Nigeria; you all live here with us and have heard of all the promises and counter promises of violence during the 2015 election. Why? Simply because all hope in the Judiciary system in the Country has evaporated. If you had done what you were suppose to do honestly as most Supreme Court justices all over the world do , I think most of those politicians will know and fear that if they rig the election ,or murder to get into the office , they will have to answer to the Nigerian Supreme Court. The era of impunity would have been drastically reduced.

The world is now not only watching you as you earlier stated, but it's rather now seeing through you and I can bet you that what they see is not a pleasant sight. As at today, the list of murdered, kidnapped and imprisoned victims directly linked to Governor Godswill Akpabio in Akwa Ibom State is enormous (copy enclosed) .Almost all who entered the race for Governorship against Godswill Akpabio were either killed, family members kidnapped, shot at, wounded, raped or imprisoned. Most of the election rigging is on video, u tube and still photographs.

Will this mountain of evidence convince you to do the right thing? NO!

Maybe because your judgment will now be decided on the backdrop of a Ghana must go. It is not my place to try to sway your Judgment one way or the other, your minds I know are already made up, and I am certainly not trying to do that but I will like to make a very unusual appeal to you, if this judgment is prejudiced by an ill gotten wealth, (bribery), please append a note to that effect so that all in the legal profession who otherwise would have cited your ruling in their briefs would know that it is tainted with bribery and should avoid it

. A lot of constitutional issues have been raised by the appellant in their briefs ,please read it before making your judgment because your last argument with the appellant lawyer clearly revealed that you had no idea what they were talking about, you just wanted to get rid of their case maybe to earn your money . Please note it's nice to be important but more important to be nice. (Unknown) You were all given a chance to save part of the world, but you all chose the wrong path instead. Have fun while the victimized cry in pain; after all it is their faith to be born Nigerian.

Thank you
Edidiong Umoh
Member
Global crime watch
Some Kidnapped victims :
Names No. Year/ month
1) Abel Daminas children (2) 2008
2) Mr. Ubong Obot (1) 2008 (Ibibio)
3) Mr.Mustag Obot (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
4) Senator Aloysius' wife (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
5) Chief Nelson Effiong (1) feb. 2009 (okobo)
6) Ita Enyong- Entaco (1) 2009 (ibibio)
7) Apostle Uwa (1) 2009 (ibibio)
8) Nse Ntuen (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
9) Aniefon Aniedi Abasi (1) feb. 2009 (Annang)
10) Mrs. Iniobong Ekpenyong (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
11) Pa. Kevin Edet (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
12) Mrs. Michael Bush (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
13) HOP, Nsit Ubium (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
14) Opulopm Ettes' Wife (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
15) Russians (2) 2009 (Expatriates)
16) Russian Employees (6) June 3,2007
17) Stemco Staff (6) 2008 ( Expatiates)
18) Uwemedimo Archibong (1) feb.2009 (Ibibio)
19) Mrs. Adrina Uko (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
20) Mrs. Anne Enoidem (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
21) Dr. Owen R. Owen (1) June 2009
22) Mrs. Jumbo (1) June 2009 (Ibibio)
23) Pastor Akan Weeks (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
24) Awak Treasurer, o/Akara (1) 2008 (Ibibio)
25) Mr. Ikpe Ukpe (1) 2008 (Ibibio)
26) Mr. Clement Uwemedimo (1) July, 2009 (Ibibio)
27) Mr. Fiokedu Okorie (1) July 2009
28) Miss Edikan Okon Ufot (1) July, 2009 (Ibibio)
29) Daughter of Okon Usoro (1) July, 2009 (Ibibio)
30) Expatraites'Wife(abducted toNturukpum) (1) Mar. 2009

31) Mr. Eseme Essien (1) Sept. 2009 (Ibibio)
32) Eld. Nse Ikpe (1) Sept. 2009 (Ibibio)
33) Jackie Jay (1) Sept. 2009 (Annang)
34) Ediomo Udoko (1) Sept. 2009 (Ibibio)
35) Iniobong Sunny Jackson (1) Sept. 2009 (Ibibio)
36) Adiaha Eka Sunny IBANGA (1) Sept. 2009 (Ibibio)

37) Pst. Jonah Solomon Akpan (1) Oct. 2009 (Ibibio)

38) Mrs. Eshiet –Etinan (1) Nov. 2009 (Ibibio)
39) Mrs. Sunny Daniel (1) Nov. 2009 (Ibibio)
40) Bishop C.O Akpan (1)Dec. 2,2009\ (Ibibio)
41) Mr. Usen –manager, UBA (1) Dec. 2009 (Ibibio)
42) Hon. Hogan Ita (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
43) Mr. Michael Nkono (1) Oct. 2009 (Ibibio)
44) Mrs. Michael Nkono (1) Oct. 2009 (Ibibio)
45) Dr. Uwem Umoh (1) Nov. 2009 (Ibibio)
46) Chief Inyang Eno (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
47) Gen. Edet Akpan (1)Jan.31,2010 (Ibibio)
48) Hon. Mike Dan (Itu) (1) Jan.2010 (Ibibio)
49) Miss. Edikan Udo (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
50) Mr. Ita Onyong (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
51) Mr. John Akpan (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
52) Mr. Okon Mkpong (1)2010 (Ibibio)
53) Paramount Ruler –Okobo (1) 2010 (okobo)
54) Prof. Akaninyene Mendie (1) 2010
55) Chief Obosi- clan head InI LGA (1) 2010 (Ibibio)

56) Prophtess Mercey Inyang (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
57) Prophetess Mercey Effiong (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
58) Mrs. Elizabeth Philip (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
59) Mrs. Godwin Udoaka 1st Bank (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
60) Mrs. Godwin Bassey Eton (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
61) Prof. Imo Ukpong (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
62) Dr. Austin Edet (1) 2010 ( Ibibio)
63) Chief Emmanuel Ntukidem (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
64) Mr. Samuel Inyang-PDP Ini LGA (1) 2010 (Ibibio)

65) 83 yr. old retired civil servant, mbiabong ikpe Annang (1) 2010 (Annang)

66) Mrs. Rosey Jack Udota (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
67) Joel Francis- Governors' driver (1) 2010
68) Anthony Akpanobong (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
69) Barr. Archibong's wife (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
70) Stemco employees (4) May 5 2010
71) Rev. Ntia I Ntia (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
72) Deacon Sandy NtuenUbok (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
73) Rev. Ime Iyire (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
74) A female church member of Imeh Uyire (1) 2010 (Ibibio)

75) Mrs. Iwakeowo Bassey Essien (1) 2010 (Ibibio)
76) Obong Mike Ene (1) 2009 (Ibibio)
77) Mr. Essien Ewoh (1) 2008 (Ibibio)
78) Late Ntia's Children (2) 2010 (Ibibio)
79) Dr. Uwah (1) July 2010 (Ibibio)
80) MRS. COMFORT EWANG—SEPT.2010 (IBIBIO)
81) MRS. LYDIA TOM BUSH –SEPT.2010
82) MR. EWANG'S PERSONAL ASSISTANT--- OCT.2010
83) MR. EWANG'S DRIVER—OCT.2010
84) MR. MIKE EDUOK ---SEPT.2010 (IBIBIO)
85) Imeh Ekpo (July 2010) (Ibibio)
86) Nsifre Andrew (August 2010)
87) Bishop (Pa) OKON ENYONG (IBIBIO)
88) REV. INNO IDIONG (ANNANG)-questionable-JAN.3, 2011(may be staged).

89) DR. MEMFIN EKPO (IBIBIO) - JAN.16, 2011
90) ELIZABETH JERRY EMAH (IBIBIO)
91) UDO MMA OBOT (IBIBIO)
92) CHAIRLADY OF ONNA LGA (IBIBIO)
93) PROPRIETOR OF EKET POLITHECHNIC
94) JOHN NTA (OWNER OF TREASURY ISLAND) FEB.11 2011 (Ibibio)

List of those who escaped Kidnapping:
1) Paramount Ruler Etinan, HRM Edidem Ime D. Umoette (Ibibio)

2) Madam Grace James Akpanudoedehe (Ibibio)
3) Mrs. Mfon Kenneth (wife of Etinan council Chairman). (Ibibio)

4) Engrs. Obinna and Bobby, staff of Vich Resources Nig. LTD. (Ibibio)

5) Proprietor, Life care clinic. (Ibibio)
6) Chief Donald Etiebet (Annang)
7) Engr.Iniekong Udonwa (Governorship Aspirant) (Ibibio) List of Murdered or Assasinated victims:

1) Barr. IMO UDONWA (IBIBIO)
2) MISS. ANIEFON ANIEDIABASI
3) ENGR. EMMANUEL EKPENYONG (Submarine) (IBIBIO)
4) MR. MATHAIS EKPENYONG (IBIBIO)
5) BARR. BENJAMIN UDOEKPO (Ibibio)
6) TWO WOMEN AT QUA IBOE CHURCH, IWOK (Ibibio)
7) DR. AUSTIN EDET (Ibibio)
8) DAUGHTER OF PARAMOUNT RULER ABAK (ANNANG)
9) Mrs. MARIE IKPE
10) EZEKIEL PETER EBERE (Episco) (Ibibio)
11) CHIEF PAUL INYANG (Ibibio)
12) MRS.PHILOMINA UDONWA (Ibibio)
13) ANTHONY AKPANOBONG (Ibibio)
14) MR. DANIEL JOHN EKANEM- (Ibibio)
15) Mr. Mathew Inyang – driver of Mrs. Tom bush (Ibibio)

16) Police orderly to Mrs. Lydia Bush
17) DR. AKPANUDO FEB.2, 2011 (IBIBIO)
18) Mbosowo Andrew ( Ibibio) kidnapped ,Ransom paid and murdered-nov.2010

19) PASTOR DAVID IDUNUOLUWA (pastor of living faith church ikot ebido

20) OKU IBOM III, EDIDEM ROBERT JAMES OBOT JAN.30, 2011 (IBIBIO) List of those falsely incarcerated by the state Government:

1) Hon. Fabian Ekpenyong (only surviving Ekpenyong brothers) incarcerated for refusing to testify falsely for the government.

(Ibibio)
2) Dr. Chris Ekong, accused of killing the Ekpenyong brothers. (Record shows he was in South Africa when the murder took place) (Ibibio)

3) Mr. Davidson Uboh substituted for the real killers of Ekpenyong brothers who were let out of jail. (Ibibio)

4) Mr. Otu Ekong substituted for the real killers of Ekpenyong brothers.

5) Mr. Itoro William substituted for the real killers of the Ekpenyong brothers

6) Chief Ononokpon incarcerated for asking questions of the governor in the media (oron)

7) Dr. Chris nyong charged with treason but released on bail (Ibibio)

8) Amb.Sam Edem falsely accused of stealing and charming the governor- acquitted by a judge (Ibibio)

9) CHIEF IMEH UMANAH—OCT.2010 (Annang)
10) Senator Akpanudoedeghe –Governorship candidate (Ibibio)