A pro-democracy organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked the Federal Government to terminate the trial of the Director of the Europe-registered Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The group said that Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako of the Federal High Court was in error to have listed seemingly unconstitutional demands as bail conditions which she imposed on Nnamdi Kanu to attain before enjoying his bail.
HURIWA said that it was contradictory that the court, on one hand, could grant bail on health grounds but on the other hand imposed seemingly unattainable and unconstitutional conditions for enjoying the bail.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said: “This is like giving with one hand and denying the same with another. It’s patently unfair, unjust and must be reviewed rapidly except there is a surreptitious plot to continue to subject his deteriorating health to more hazards.”
The group said the best thing is to end the trial and initiate a constructive platform for dialogue on the need to fundamentally restructure Nigeria and recommended a referendum to be conducted by an independent body to decide on the agitation for self-determination.
HURIWA further said that the trial was politically motivated and unconstitutional because from all available body of municipal and global humanitarian laws there is no crime in peacefully advocating for self-determination.
The right group also tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to release unconditionally all political detainees especially, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB); Colonel Sambo Dasuki, the erstwhile National Security Adviser and the detained leader and members of the Shi’ites Islamic movement who have been in detention illegally for several months even after several courts granted them bail.