Vexed by the alternative of the Court of Appeal to grant the prayers of President Muhammadu Buhari on the judgement made by the Appellate Court quashing all charges filed in the direction of the detained chief of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu which authorities disobeyed, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has described the judiciary as a captive of the govt arm of presidency.
According to the rights group, the judiciary has misplaced her voice as the last hope of the frequent man.
HURIWA talked about by their cowardice manifested in the granting of the maintain of execution to a disobedient Appellant, the Court of Appeal has justified the resort to self help measures by disenchanted residents because it’s no longer attainable for justice to be obtained in the court docket docket of regulation and complied with by the authorities after which the similar court docket docket will certify the gross indiscipline and treachery of the central Government in flouting the unambiguous orders of the court docket docket made in compliance with half 6 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
HURIWA condemned the capitulation to the whims and caprices of the President of Nigeria by the Court of Appeal, questioning why the Court did not insist that the Federal Government first obeys the judgment sooner than fascinating.
HURIWA the Court has been blackmailed into capturing themselves on the leg and thereby amputating justice.
“Today is indeed a calamitous day for the Nigerian judiciary whereby the wheel of justice was derailed by political correctness and fear of the unknown,” the group talked about.
HURIWA talked about it is appalled that the hierarchy of the Court of Appeal was so provoked by the alternative of the three member panel of Justices to quash the charges in the direction of Nnamdi Kanu that it reportedly made punitive change affecting a member of that panel even sooner than the belated utility for maintain of execution was filed.
The rights group questioned the moral extreme flooring of the Federal Government to rush to the Appeal Court after the Federal Attorney General and minister of justice Abubakar Malami has used media platforms to impugn and discredit the panelists who freed Nnamdi Kanu
HURIWA lamented nonetheless that no matter the publicised uncover of intent by the Federal Government not to ever respect the judgment of the Court of Appeal the similar court docket docket of Appeal licensed the illegality and the act of impunity and treachery of the authorities .
HURIWA recalled that the appellate court docket docket, in a unanimous alternative by a three-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsanami, granted the utility FG launched for maintain of execution of the judgement pending the listening to and dedication of the attraction it lodged sooner than the Supreme Court.
However, the appellate court docket docket, ordered FG to inside seven days, transmit the file of attraction in addition to its verdict on the matter, to the apex court docket docket to enable speedy dedication of the case.
Carpeting the Court of Appeal for making itself an environment friendly political hostage and captive of the govt arm of presidency.
HURIWA talked about the alternative to droop their very personal correctly conceived and legally sound and correctly grounded judgment amounted to JUDICIAL SUICIDE by the Court of Appeal and is analogous to hitting the DEATH NAIL ON THE COFFIN of judicial independence at the similar time as HURIWA talked about the Appeal Court’s alternative is shameful, laughable and irrational.