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Biafra: We take you back at IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu trial, exactly one year since Ipob leader was arrested

Thousands of people in Nigeria and abroad are marking the one-year anniversary since their leader Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Lagos on 14 October 2015.

Pro-Biafrans call for the independence of contested Biafran territories forcibly annexed to Nigeria during British colonisation. Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) and director of UK-based Radio Biafra, is standing trial on six counts of treasonable felony charges.
The Abuja High Court initially ruled in favour of granting bail to Kanu. However, in December 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari said the Ipob leader would not be released amid fears he could jump bail and flee to the UK, as he holds both a British and a Nigerian passport.
In response, Kanu and his legal representatives sued the federal government arguing that his continued detention was a violation of his human rights. Kanu asked for $800m (£646m) in compensation.
Earlier this year, the judge presiding over Kanu's case stepped down. As the trial is now on hold, until a new judge is appointed, IBTimes UK looks at the case and its setbacks since December 2015.

December 2015
On 1 December, the trial is unexpectedly adjournedwhile Kanu's lawyers express fears for his client's safety. Kanu says he has no confidence in the court and alleges the government will not respect the outcome of the trial, which he deems as "needless".
As a result, Justice Ahmed Mohammed steps down. The case is assigned to Tsoho.
January 2016
A hearing set for 18 January to discuss Kanu's bail application put forward by his lawyers is adjourned to 20 January as Tsoho is absent in court.
Two days later, Tsoho rules Kanu should not longer be in DSS detention and orders he be sent to the Kuje prison. On 29 January, Tsoho denies bail to Kanu arguing he can leave the country.
February 2016
On 19 February, Tsoho rules against the possibility of conducting the trial secretly, as requested by the prosecution.

March 2016
On 7 March, one of Kanu's representatives, Chuks Muoma (SAN), says the prosecution is not ready to corroborate the charges against Kanu. He also asks for the charges against his clients to be dropped.
Tsoho rules against Kanu's request to drop the charges and allows witnesses to testify behind protective screens. On 9 March, the defence opposes Tsoho's previous ruling that witnesses can testify behind screens.
April 2016
On 5 April, the trial is adjourned to 26 April after Chuks Muoma asks the court for a stay of proceedings pending an appeal his team has submitted against a previous court ruling.
On 26 April, the court adjourns the case to June
May 2016
Kanu's defence argues against the decision of Justice John Tsoho to deny bail to their client. However, the Court of Appeal in Abuja upholds the high court's decision.
June 2016
Muoma claims a new lawyer has been introduced to represent Madubugwu. The trial is adjourned to 26 September to allow the new lawyer, Amobi Nzelo, to study the documents relating to the case.
September 2016
On 6 September, Judge Tsoho steps down and transfers the case back to the Chief Justice of the Abuja Federal High Court. The decision comes after Kanu and his legal team asked the National Judicial Council (NJC) to probe the judge over alleged "conflicting rulings".
Kanu's defence claimed Tsoho initially ruled in favour of the defence's application against the prosecution's request to protect witnesses. He was then believed to have ruled in favour of the prosecution, without seeking the permission of a higher court.
The Premium Times website reports Tshoho claimed he would not continue to preside over the case even if the NJC cleared him of any bias.
October 2016
The trial on Kanu's continued detention is adjourned to 8 November. Ecowas postpones the caseafter the Nigerian government and its legal representatives fail to appear in court on 6 October.



October 11, 2016

Press Release


Retired Major-General Muhammadu Buhari who committed treason against Nigerian Government on December 31, 1983, but was rewarded with the presidency after 32 years of his inglorious anti-democratic acts has been running riots on some fearless and sagacious Judges in the past few days.  Using an agency that is not recognized by the Nigerian Constitution, Buhari has unleashed atrocious illegality on members of the Nigerian Bench. It is on record that the Department of State Services (DSS), which Buhari is using to perform this criminal act of kidnapping of Judges, is not listed on any of the 320 sections and seven schedules of the Nigerian Constitution. On the contrary, Buhari ignores the Nigeria Police Force exclusively and exhaustively recognized in Section-214 to Section-216 of the Constitution. But why is Buhari using the DSS to kidnap, harass, intimidate and falsely incriminate these Judges?

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) can authoritatively report that irrefutable evidence has emerged regarding the smokescreen intimidation of Judges in the name of fighting corruption. It should be placed on record that the trigger for the arrest of the Hon Justice A. F. A. Ademola and other reputable Judges had nothing to do with election results but rather the fact that Nnamdi Kanu filed contempt of court proceedings against the Buhari regime which as the presiding Judge in the original case, Justice Ademola was legally bound to hear in his court. We do recall that only on Friday the 7th of October 2016, Justice Ademola issued two rulings in a case brought against DSS by two persons whose fundamental human rights were abused because they were illegally detained by the same DSS. The Hon. Justice Ademola awarded 20 Million Naira and 10 Million Naira respectively to the complainants.

The timing of the arrest of Justice Ademola is troubling because the DSS know that he is covered by what is termed “Constitutional Immunity” which means that you cannot arrest a sitting Judge over his rulings but rather you appeal against it. This is elementary law that even a peanut seller in the village should know. If the Buhari regime thinks that the order of unconditional release made by Justice Ademola was preposterously obtained by fraud or corruption, then the next logical line would have been for Buhari to appeal Justice Ademola's judgement. But because Buhari and his co-travelers have no grounds to stand on, they chose this smear campaign with the help of some legal turncoats like Femi Falana who claim to be legal gurus yet a simple case of constitutional immunity eludes them.

We ask the DSS this simple question; If at all Justice Ademola corruptly delivered a judgement for Kanu to be released unconditionally, why is it that the government did not make available their evidence at the appeal court which is the natural arena to challenge his rulings rather than deceiving the gullible public with a supposed “sting operation”? Just today, 11th of October 2016 at the Federal High Court Abuja, IPOB can reliably inform the world that the Registrar of Court 7, Mr. Kenneth Gudugu was ordered by the DSS to march to their office to deposit copies of the rulings of Justice Ademola on the cases of Nnamdi Kanu and Sambo Dasuki.
In the meantime, the DSS already have these documents in their file, so why are they harassing a fearless Judge like Justice Ademola and other judicial officers who refused to be intimidated by the DSS? We posit unarguably that the Hon Justice A. F. A. Ademola should be celebrated not unconstitutionally and tyrannically ridiculed for his bravery in standing up against the evils of the Buhari regime.

On the other hand, the very corrupt John Tsoho who lied under judicial oath whilst making a complete mess of himself and the law through his blatant lies and contradictory ruling is still serving as a Judge. It seems the only criterion that qualifies a person as a corrupt Judge is when you rule against Buhari and his unconstitutional DSS. It is regrettable that good men have continued to keep quiet as the reign of terror continues from Buhari who not only committed treason in 1983 but also violated Nigeria’s electoral law by contesting for the presidency without having the minimum educational qualification of West African School Certificate (W.A.S.C).

It is heart-wrenching that those who call themselves “foremost constitutional lawyers” with SAN-ship and professorial accolades cannot step up to stem this drift into anarchy orchestrated by a gang of illiterate and ethnic-cum-religious bigots. Does it really prick the conscience of these abettors of illegality when they know that the DSS has no constitutional mandate to foray into corruption cases nor are they constitutionally empowered to investigate and prosecute judicial officers?

For the avoidance of doubt, the National Judicial Council (NJC) is brought into existence courtesy of Section-153(1-i) of the Constitution. Furthermore, Section-21(g) of the Third Schedule of the Constitution empowers the NJC to “appoint, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over” judicial officers. And above all, Section-158(1) of the Constitution states that the NJC “in exercising its power to make appointments or to exercise disciplinary control over persons, shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other authority or person.” Meaning that not even Buhari, to whom the DSS report, can direct or control the duties and responsibilities of the NJC, especially in the areas of disciplinary control of judicial officers.

And to cap it all, Section-1(3) of the Constitution states that “If any other law is inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution, this Constitution shall prevail, and that other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.” This effectively nullifies any rationalization that could be adduced from Section-2(3) of CAP N74 L.F.N. 2004 which the DSS may rely upon for their nefarious activities.

In summary, the recent brigandage by the DSS against the Hon Justice A. F. A. Ademola and his co-fearless Judges is a camouflage to arm-twist these Judges as they adjudicate on the Nnamdi Kanu versus DSS case which the latter is bound to lose. That is the real reason why the DSS is running riot albeit illegally on these upright Judges.

But at the end, we (IPOB) shall win, and the blessed nation of Biafra shall be restored.

Barrister Emma Nmezu       
Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya

Spokespersons for IPOB



Below are the Atonement prayers proposed by the Directorate of States. You can add yours too, for instance, I will be adding Psalm 35 to my own bible reading as well. The three Cardinal Prayer Points are: (1) Forgiveness, (2) Grace and Wisdom from Chukwu Okike Abiama, (3) Restoration of Biafra and total annihilation of the enemies of Biafra. Start at 6pm on the 11th and end 6pm on the 12th. Pray for at least 15min for every one hour. Try and fast for at least 12hrs or 24hrs if you can.

Pray for forgiveness of our sins and ask Chukwu Okike Abiama to help us restore Biafra just like he answered for the Israelites, whom we identify with as the true children of Chukwu Okike Abiama. Please as a guide, pray these prayers and others that your inner spirit directs you starting on Tuesday 11th of October and ending on the Wednesday 12th October evening:

Prayer for forgiveness and total annihilation of the enemies of Biafra:

1. Psalm 51 - A prayer for forgiveness. A psalm by David. When the prophet Nathan came to him.
2. Psalm 21 – Praise for victory. A psalm by David
3. Psalm 31 – A prayer of trust in God. A psalm by David
4. Psalm 71 – An old man’s prayer
5. Psalm 91 – God our protector
6. Psalm 110 – The lord and his chosen king; and
8. psalm 109 - Let his days be few
9. Psalm 137 - How shall we sing the Lord's song
10. Exodus chapter 14 vs 13 to 14.

Let us all pray together. Be merciful to ‘Biafrans’, O Chukwu Okike Abiama, because of your everlasting love. Because of your great mercy wipe out our sins! Our Creator, we have come to you for protection; never let us be defeated! Because you are righteous, help us and rescue (and restore) Biafra. Your word says that whoever goes to the Chukwu Okike Abiama for safety, whoever remains under the aegis of the almighty can say to him “you are our defender and protector.” You are the Creator of Biafra (Chukwu Okike Abiama) and in you we trust. Give us victory and enduring triumph over our enemies. You are the creator of Israelites (Biafra) and in you we trust and shall worship forever! Isee isee isee.

The leaflet Prayer

To You Chukwu Okike Abiama belongs righteousness, but to us Biafrans, confusion of faces because we have sinned and continue to break your laws, statutes, and commandments.
Since the day you brought our forefathers out of the land of Egypt till today, we have been stiff-necked, rebellious, defiant people and refused to listen to your voice.

Wherefore you let us suffer curses of persecution, killing, exploitation, humiliation, slavery and all kinds of evil in the hands of our oppressors.
For all these curses have we not repented to seek your face that we might be healed. Even the prophets you sent us, we rejected.

We rather chose to follow the wickedness of our hearts and serve strange gods than obey you. Our Creator you are justified to bring these plagues on us because you are righteous.
Father, now we come to you this Atonement season, you did say that in the land of our captivity we will remember you. We are crying from the places you scattered us.
Let your wrath turn from us and have mercy on us for the nations seek to exterminate us. Hear our prayers Chukwu Okike Abiama and deliver us that the whole earth may know that thou art our Creator the keeper of Israel.

You promised you would give us hearts and ears to hear you; please turn the hearts of your people back to you oh Chukwu Okike Abiama. You also said you will bring us into the land you promised our forefathers.

Pease gave us Biafra so we shall return to worship you forever. Remember you made an everlasting covenant to be our Father and we your people. Answer us as we pray. Isee isee isee.

(Taken from the Apocrypha book of Baruch 2).


October 9, 2016

Press Statement


Because of his limited education and innate dictatorial lifestyle, Retired Major-General Muhammadu Buhari has continued to use Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) to perform duties statutorily assigned to the Nigerian Police Force and other relevant agencies. In simple terms, what we are witnessing now is a repeat of the Late Idi Amin’s style of running a country. Within the shortest possible time, the Nigerian Judges shall experience the same thing that happened to the 50-year old Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka on September 21, 1972, in Kampala-Uganda.

In recent reports from various newspapers within and outside Nigeria, the DSS was said to have embarked on the arrest of Judges on allegations of corruption. According to Saharareporters of New York, one Abdullahi Garba stated that the DSS carried out a “special sting operations” which according to him “constitutes a part of its mandate.”  Mr. Abdullahi Garba maintained that the DSS action “is in line with its core mandate.”  He went further to state that “this current operation will be sustained and followed till sanity and sanctity is restored to the esteemed third arm of government and public confidence is regained.”

For the avoidance of doubts and to correct the falsehood being peddled by the DSS, it is proper that we make public, the law establishing the DSS and state their responsibilities.

The DSS was established by the National Security Agency Act CAP N74, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (L.F.N.) 2004. This was the same Act that established the Defence Intelligence Agency and the National Intelligence Agency. Specifically, in Section-2(3) of the Act, the DSS is charged with the following responsibilities:
(a)          The prevention and detection within Nigeria of any crime against the internal security of Nigeria;
(b)          The protection and preservation of all non-military classified matters concerning the internal security of Nigeria; and
(c)           Such other responsibilities affecting internal security within Nigeria as the National Assembly or the President, as the case may be, may deem necessary.

There is nothing above that supports the claims by Abdullahi Garba that they acted according to the mandate of the DSS. Rather the DSS usurped the responsibilities and duties of both the Police and the EFCC. For instance, Section-4 of CAP P19 (Police Act) empowers the Police to embark on the very operation that the DSS have usurped. Also, Section-6 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, No. 1 of 2004 empowers the EFCC to investigate, arrest, and prosecute individuals and organizations for financial crimes.

Clearly, the DSS have overstepped their boundaries as specified in the law establishing the organization. We are aware that they are exhibiting their disregard for the rule of law with the open support of Buhari himself. It should be recalled that Buhari is a congenital breaker of the laws of the land. We should not forget that on the 31st of December 1983, Buhari committed treason when he overthrew a democratically elected Federal Government of Nigeria headed by Alhaji Aliyu Usman Shehu Shagari. Recently, which was on the 30th of December 2015, Buhari committed perjury when he lied under oath as he told the entire world that though Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has two International Passports (one British, one Nigerian) but he did not enter Nigeria with any Passport.

Besides Buhari’s encouragement of brigandage by the DSS, we have come to the conclusion that the DSS targetted Judges who handled or are handling the cases between the DSS and Nnamdi Kanu and other illegally detained Biafrans. The objective is to embarrass these sagacious and fearless Judges and to cow them into doing the bidding of the DSS. A very good example is the fearless and upright Hon Justice  A. F. A. Ademola who ordered the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu. The ultimate aim of the DSS is to use this illegal operation orchestrated against these Judges as a warning sign and impart fear into any Judge that would be assigned to the case between the DSS and Nnamdi Kanu as  Hon Justice JohnTsoho is no more presiding over the case.

On the other hand, we posit that the Judiciary brought this attack on themselves because they allowed Buhari to get away with flagrant disregard of the law on several occasions. Had the Judiciary insisted that Buhari should obey all court orders he would not have had the temerity to tamper with their liberty as he is currently doing. Recall that it was the same Judiciary that literally allowed the DSS to get away with murder when they kept mute as uncountable number of court orders were flouted by the DSS. Again, it was these same Judges that tacitly sanctioned the illegal arrest and detention of innocent citizens in the name of keeping Nigeria one.

Today, the same monster the Judges encouraged has turned around to consume them. The same Nigerian Judiciary knew that Justice John Tsoho was corrupt, yet they agreed to let Buhari use him to try to achieve the illegal conviction of Nnamdi Kanu. What we are witnessing today with this all-out commando assault on the Judiciary is a punishment from God to the Judiciary because they kept quiet in the face of injustice against Nnamdi Kanu, although the few untainted ones like Hon Justice A. F. A. Ademola are now caught in the cross-fire.

Is it not ironic that criminals in gowns like Justice John Tsoho were never arrested despite all the judicial impunity he has committed? Mr. Barack Obama and the British government, both of whom imposed Buhari on Nigerians, will now understand why the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) want to leave Nigeria. A country where a civilian president can wake up and decide to round up some Judges because they ruled against his interest in a court of law, is not meant for human habitation. We, Biafrans, are not interested in Nigeria purely for this reason. This is one of the reasons that led our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to call Nigeria a Zoo. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, now and without equivocation, has been vindicated.

We restate that there is nowhere in the law establishing the DSS which empowers the organization to embark on the prosecution of cases of corruption. We believe that the DSS acted ultra vires. Indeed, we see the Act  (CAP N74 L.F.N. 2004) establishing the DSS as a duplication of the Police Act (CAP P19 L.F.N. 2004). Therefore, we strongly recommend that the Act establishing the DSS should be repealed with immediate effect and the DSS should be disbanded.

Also, we recommend that the Judiciary must find Buhari and his DSS in contempt of court and sanction him. Furthermore, it is our considered opinion that if Buhari is allowed to remain in office, many innocent people will die just like many people would have died if he had stayed beyond August 1985.

However, these recommendations, even if implemented, cannot stop the unquenchable and irreversible process of the restoration of the blessed nation of Biafra.

Biafra restoration is unstoppable, irrespective of whatever Buhari does with his DSS.

Barrister Emma Nmezu       
Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya

Spokespersons for IPOB