Justice Binta Nyako, no doubt, is a product of Sharia legal system who disappontedly was made a Nigerian Federal High Court Jugde. She has wittingly made mockery of the Nigerian legal system through her disgusting judicial rascality. Since the 8th of November 2016 when she started presiding over the bogus and trumped up treasonable felony charges slammed on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and four other Biafra restoration activists, she has continued to rubbish what remained of the Nigerian judicial system with her despicable judicial somersaults. The height of this caricature move hinges on two separate incidents of this sharialogist of a supposed common law judge that contravened enlightened legal procedures. The only alternative that is capable of restoring integrity and prestige to an already bastardized Nigerian Judiciary, revolves around the outright sacking of this woman. Her gross professional misconduct is nauseating and such a dismissal should be made to serve as a deterrent to other judicial officers across board.
Justice Binta Nyako has outrageously pervaded justice, thereby throwing the definitive protection of the Nigerian Constitution to the winds, because of her crave to satisfy the ungodly yearnings of the evil cabals in Aso Rock. Two salient rape of justice put forward to blackmail her by the powers that be, squarely stare her in the face. These two circumstances would be analyzed, with possible suggestions advanced for her expulsion and prosecution, for dragging the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC), in the mud.
(1) COURT CONTEMPT
Justice Binta Nyako committed contempt of court through her callous disregard for a standing/unappealed ruling given by the same Nigerian Federal High Court, Uyo division, presided over by Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu. In the said ruling, dated 18th May 2019, honorable Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu ruled that since the Nigerian Secret Police (Department of Security Services - DSS) arrested Mazi Bright Chimezie Ishinwa and had him detained beyond stipulation without arraignment or formal court trial, he should be released unconditionally. This hinged on the abuses of human rights meted on him while the extra-judicial incarceration lasted. The court consequently awarded him five million Naira in compensation which the DSS was ordered to pay him after his unconditional release. This was however, flagrantly disobeyed by the security outfit for over a year running after that court pronouncement.
The most annoying aspect of this court contempt by a supposed disciplined national security organisation, is that Justice Binta Nyako subsequently joined in this criminal act. She became a party in it when the Department of Security Services (DSS), outrightly disregarded the court ruling on the 18th of May 2017. This was when the defendant, Mazi Bright Chimezie Ishinwa was ordered to be unconditionally released from detention.
Justice Binta Nyako proceeded to unlawfully arraign the accused before the Abuja division of the Nigerian Federal High Court presided over by her, the security agency's contempt of
court, notwithstanding. The standing and unappealed court verdict earlier handed down by the Uyo division of the Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu. This was clearly brought to the attention of Justice Binta Nyako by the defense lawyers of the accused but the biased Sharia legal judge bluntly refused to pay heed. She shamelessly joined in the executive lawlessness set in motion by the DSS officials. She eventually granted Mazi Bright Chimezie Ishinwa bail under stringent conditions out of judicial banditry with a whopping sum of ten million Naira. This was ordered contrary to the initial court ruling given against the accused captors with the instruction to effect payment of five million Naira compensation which was never obeyed nor vacated in an appellate court. By this singular judicial somersault orchestrated by Justice Binta Nyako, disgusting mockery of a ruling by a court of competent jurisdiction was initiated. She also committed court contempt by jettisoning an unappealed court verdict particularly, when it was brought to her notice through numerous applications by the defense lawyers.
(2) NNAMDI KANU'S BAIL REVOCATION
Justice Binta Nyako also made mockery of the Nigerian Judiciary by revoking the bail earlier granted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wherein she issued a bench warrant of arrest on him. The Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC), should as a matter of urgency, immediately expel this callous and unprofessional Sharia apologist of a judge because she has woefully failed to allow conducive atmosphere for required investigation, on what led to the failure of the accused whom she earlier granted bail via stringent conditions, to make court appearances.
She is stinkingly corrupt and bias as all her efforts stand sternly opposed to the applications made before her court by the defense counsel and sureties of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to give explanations to why he failed to appear in court. Every request made in this regard was totally rebuffed. It is a rape on judicial process for a trial judge to revoke the bail granted to the accused whose lawyers were never allowed to give detailed explanations according to the requirements of civilized law.
It is time for the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC), to initiate investigation into this to ascertain if really Justice Binta Nyako colluded with the Nigerian army to invade the home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with the intent of getting him assassinated. This disappointing judicial move by this woman has thrown the Nigerian judiciary into mockery before the global community. It is now up to the NJC to redeem itself from this mess by suspending or outrightly expelling Binta Nyako from the bench in order to purge the Nigerian Judiciary. This disciplinary measure if adopted, will definitely cleanse the system of bad eggs for the future.
Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press