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Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Rizstar: 3:17pm On Dec 23, 2015
A federal High Court judge has recused himself from hearing treason charges brought by the government against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed announced the decision on Wednesday in Abuja after Mr. Kanu objected to the case, saying it was needless, as the federal government had repeatedly disobeyed previous court rulings.

The government is accusing Mr. Kanu of plotting to split Nigeria, by creating a Biafra Republic with south east, south south states, and parts of Kogi and Benue states, as component units.

Mr. Kanu, who was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Wednesday, told the court before commencement of the prosecution’s plea that he preferred being held in the detention, than subjecting himself to a trial, which outcome will not be respected.

He said his previous trials had various outcomes that were abused or neglected by the office of the State Security Service, SSS.

Mr. Kanu therefore stated his outright objection to the trial in the court.

The counsel to the prosecution, who is also the Federal Director of Prosecution, office of the Attorney General, Mohamed Diri, told the court that based on section 396 (2) of the constitution, the defendant had no right to object to being tried by the court until after the plea is heard.

But the judge said he was standing down from the case, saying Mr. Kanu had the right to reject the trial, “after all justice is rooted on confidence”.

“If any of the parties has no confidence in the court, he has the right to say so”, Mr. Mohammed ruled.

He noted that the prosecution would have done the same thing if they were in Kanu’s shoes.

“Assuming it was the prosecution, if they had no confidence in the court of jurisdiction; would they not have done so?”

“I hereby remit the case file to the honourable chief judge of this court to reassign it,” the judge said.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/195637-breaking-biafra-judge-excuses-self-from-nnamdi-kalus-case.html

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by LoveMachine(m): 3:22pm On Dec 23, 2015
I need one of Nairaland's resident barristers to explain this. I didn't study law and I don't want to make any assumptions regarding the implications of the judges actions.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by ozy4christ(f): 3:23pm On Dec 23, 2015
if anything happens to this man hmmm!!!!

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Rizstar: 3:30pm On Dec 23, 2015
it's getting more complicated.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by rheether(f): 3:33pm On Dec 23, 2015
Free him pls..

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Chibuzoc(m): 3:33pm On Dec 23, 2015
In Nnamdi Kanu's voice the zoo will be lawless like somalia

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by whirlwind7(m): 3:33pm On Dec 23, 2015
And the charade continues.
The government has shown on several occasions their utter disregard for court rulings.
When it's citizens toe the same path, let it be known that government set the precedent for this.

Our law courts have been reduced to kindergarten playgrounds. No one shows respect for the rule of law anymore.
If this isn't a pointer to the fact that we are approaching a failed state, nothing else does.

That judge did the honorable thing. Why waste his time to preside over a case he knows the government will not respect it's outcome, except it favors the government.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Dreambeat: 3:34pm On Dec 23, 2015
I am with Kanu on this.Buhari has repeatedly flouted court orders,playing hide and seek.How are we sure he would not do the same if the ruling goes against his tyrannical tendency.If anything happens to Kanu,Buhari will regret the day he was born.The world is watching.God will see you through,Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.Persevere,for God is solidly behind you.Nwa Chineke!In the history of mankind,there has not been any freedom fighter that had it easy.You shall come out victorious at the end of the day.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Mintek: 3:34pm On Dec 23, 2015
Why won't the Judge excuse himself when Buhari keeps disrespecting court orders.


Kanu tendered a valid plea too strong for the court to dismiss..."justice indeed is rooted in confidence".
Kudos to the judge.

Buhari needs to respect democratic institutions. Flouting court orders portends danger for our democracy.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by tafrica(m): 3:35pm On Dec 23, 2015
Seun, Ishilove, Mynd44 and Lalasticlala. This deserves FP so Nigerians can give judicial interpretation of this development.

All I can say is that our judiciary is in a big mess.
When a dictator rules................................

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Akathriel(m): 3:37pm On Dec 23, 2015
LoveMachine:
I need one of Nairaland's resident barristers to explain this. I didn't study law and I don't want to make any assumptions regarding the implications of the judges actions.

Nnamdi Kanu is destined to die in prison. grin

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Eziachi: 3:39pm On Dec 23, 2015
I would assumed that this was a bad reporting. I also would assumed that Kanu's argument was that he has no confidence in the judicial system but must had used the technical legal terms of referring to that particular court's jurisdiction. As in reality, no one has right to refuse trial unless a plea of guilt had been entered, hence the judge agreed with him.

Kanu must have argued that courts based in Abuja cannot seem to enforce their own judgments based on previous events, therefore the judge has no choice other than to abandon the case to be reassigned to a different jurisdiction that the accused has confident in.
It really exposed the Nigeria unrecognizable federal system where everything now has to go to Abuja. What is wrong with all the courts in occupied B.i.a.f.r.a.l.a.n.d?

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by enigma3000: 3:39pm On Dec 23, 2015
The man ( Mr Kanu ) is very intelligent.. An he knows very. Well the rebrics of. The LAW.....F...Vk FG and DSS

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Nobody: 3:40pm On Dec 23, 2015
this is disturbing

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by RareDiamond: 3:40pm On Dec 23, 2015
THIS APC GOVERNMENT IS A TOTALLY SHAMELESS, BARBARIC AND SENSELESS GOVERNMENT WITH TOTAL DISREGARD FOR THE RULE OF LAW AND DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES. HOW ELSE CAN ONE EXPLAIN THE STUP1D UNDEMOCRATIC BEHAVIOR OF THE SSS IN DETAINING NNAMDI KANU AGAINST FOUR COURT PRONOUCEMENTS SETTING HIM FREE ?!

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by APCHaram: 3:40pm On Dec 23, 2015
You go to court to seek justice or clear your name.

In the event that you do not trust the courts jurisdiction and ability to deliver a fair ruling you can refuse to stand in for trial.

This is similar situation where an accused can opt to give testimony. In the US it is called claiming the 5th Amendment.
LoveMachine:
I need one of Nairaland's resident barristers to explain this. I didn't study law and I don't want to make any assumptions regarding the implications of the judges actions.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by chynie: 3:41pm On Dec 23, 2015
intelligent hero

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by SamJed(m): 3:42pm On Dec 23, 2015
This case is getting boring already....it is just showing the unlawfulness of the DSS

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Ijaya123: 3:43pm On Dec 23, 2015
Kanu will definitely spend this Christmas in detention.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by DropShot: 3:43pm On Dec 23, 2015
Dreambeat:
I am with Kanu on this.Buhari has repeatedly flouted court orders,playing hide and seek.How are we sure he would not do the same if the ruling goes against his tyrannical tendency.If anything happens to Kanu,Buhari will regret the day he was born.The world is watching.God will see you through,Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.Persevere,for God is solidly behind you.Nwa Chineke!In the history of mankind,there has not been any freedom fighter that had it easy.You shall come out victorious at the end of the day.
Stop the empty threat already. It's what got Kanu into this poo that he is now practically begging.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by blazetitov: 3:44pm On Dec 23, 2015
Let another Judge take up the case. It is simple

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Ebukaobi: 3:44pm On Dec 23, 2015
Nnamdi Kanu will be executed in 2016

He will be hanged like the fool he is

Rip in advance to an IPOB dunce

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Ijaya123: 3:44pm On Dec 23, 2015
RareDiamond:
THIS APC GOVERNMENT IS A TOTALLY SHAMELESS, BARBARIC AND SENSELESS GOVERNMENT WITH TOTAL DISREGARD FOR THE RULE OF LAW AND DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES. HOW ELSE CAN ONE EXPLAIN THE STUP1D UNDEMOCRATIC BEHAVIOR OF THE SSS IN DETAINING NNAMDI KANU AGAINST FOUR COURT PRONOUCEMENTS SETTING HIM FREE ? BIAFRA WILL COME TO PASS IF IT IS THE WILL OF GOD !!!

God does not recognise Biafra.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by PhockPhockMan: 3:48pm On Dec 23, 2015

Justice Ahmed Mohammed announced the decision on Wednesday in Abuja after Mr. Kanu objected to the case, saying it was needless, as the federal government had repeatedly disobeyed previous court rulings.




But the judge said he was standing down from the case, saying Mr. Kanu had the right to reject the trial, “after all justice is rooted on confidence”.

“If any of the parties has no confidence in the court, he has the right to say so”, Mr. Mohammed ruled.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Ebukaobi: 3:49pm On Dec 23, 2015
enigma3000:
The man ( Mr Kanu ) is very intelligent.. An he knows very. Well the rebrics of. The LAW.....F...Vk FG and DSS

IPOB youths and their weird way of thinking

Even if he spends the next 8 years in prison or when he is finally executed , you will still continue deceiving yourself

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Eziachi: 3:50pm On Dec 23, 2015
Akathriel:


Nnamdi Kanu is destined to die in prison. grin
Why is someone death something of a merry to you as if your own life is cast on a stone? Who guaranteed that you or me will see tomorrow? Stupid post.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by studio14: 3:51pm On Dec 23, 2015
Akathriel:


Nnamdi Kanu is destined to die in prison. grin
KANU is worth more than 30,00000000000000 Yoruba obas so let him die let us see

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Eziachi: 3:52pm On Dec 23, 2015
Ijaya123:


God does not recognise Biafra.
Which God and when did you have the conversation?

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by APCHaram: 3:53pm On Dec 23, 2015
Ebukaobi:
Nnamdi Kanu will be executed in 2016

He will be hanged like the fool he is

Rip in advance to an IPOB dunce

This free oyel must continue at all cost

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Eziachi: 3:53pm On Dec 23, 2015
Ebukaobi:
Nnamdi Kanu will be executed in 2016

He will be hanged like the fool he is

Rip in advance to an IPOB dunce
Yourself may well be executed tonight before the 2016 without the benefits of RIP if you are so sure of tomorrow.

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Re: Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial by Super1Star: 3:55pm On Dec 23, 2015
..... and his incarceration continues.


How much is it to watch the toothless lion and lunatic albino in the DSS Zoo, at least we have enough time to do that during this long hols.

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