Facts have emerged that the International Court of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS), has shifted the proceedings of the case brought before it by the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) and leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to a yet to be disclosed African country.
According to the information made available to Family Writers, the inter-state transfer of adjudication was paramount as a result of increased pressure resulting from the paranoia being felt by the Nigerian government over the anticipated unpleasant final verdict that will emanate from IPOB/Nnamdi Kanu’s suit.
It would be recalled that earlier in March 2016, IPOB backed up by their incarcerated leader Nnamdi Kanu had filed an 800million Dollars worth of suit at the West African regional court through Hon. Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor Esq, over the continued impunitious incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu since October 14 2015, as well as numerous rights abuses and extrajudicial killings of Biafran activists by the Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, facts have emerged that there has been an increased tension on the Nigerian government over the suit, as it is certain to all and sundry that Biafrans and Nnamdi Kanu have enough evidences to get justice from the ECOWAS court. It is as a result of this precedent that led to the influential move of the Nigerian government three months ago in which the federal government asked the regional court to back-off from Nnamdi Kanu’s case.
A part of the letter reads thus-“The corporate existence of Nigeria as a united, harmonious, indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation is certainly greater than any citizen’s liberty or right and it survives in pieces rather than in peace”, individual’s liberty or rights may not even exist.
“It is trite law that a court cannot assume jurisdiction over ancillary claims when it has no jurisdiction to entertain the main claim, since an ancillary claim can only be properly determined by that court. Thus, it is improper to approach a court which is incompetent to determine only some of the issues in a case if there is a court with jurisdiction to determine all the issues Biafran Herald