Former Imo State Governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim has slammed a N1 billion libel lawsuit against Batos Chikezie Nwadike for defamation and libel.
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The leader of the proscribed group spoke via his legal counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, made this known on his Twitter handle after a visit to Kanu in detention.
Kanu, through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, had sued Malami and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, as 1st and 2nd defendants respectively.
The development was disliked by the lawyer of the detained activist, Aloy Ejimakor, in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Lawyer Aloy Ejimakor said on Monday that the DSS stopped Kanu from signing papers from the UK.
This was revealed by Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, in a statement on Thursday after a meeting on Tuesday.
With all due respects and without any intentions of preemption, it is my considered view that crucial aspects of these bail terms are unreasonable, excessive, impossible and potentially unconstitutional.
First – Kanu was arrested on October 14, 2015, and subsequently accused and charged for “publication of defamatory matter contrary to section 375 of the Criminal Code Act by referring to Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as ‘a pedophile, a terrorist, an idiot and an embodiment of evil’ in a broadcast on Radio Biafra on April 28, 2015”.
Having now obtained the entire 53-page judgment, I will proceed below to enunciate my further (and fuller) thoughts on its canons. I do so as a non-stakeholder; and I am not holding brief for any of the adverse parties
For Senator Ekwunife, the judgment meant that the platform (or faction) of the PDP that produced her was illegal then and remains so to this day. Therefore, since nothing can come from nothing, Ekwunife figured that the only route open to her is to seek a new platform and outside the PDP. Ekwunife also correctly understood the judgment to have precluded a new PDP primary by the same faction the judgment held to lack the legal standing to nominate a candidate. Is Ekwunife right on this one? Yes, but with some provisos
This is not to say that a few people – deep, patriotic and sensible – have not shown some appreciation of the magnitude of the many demons the President has had to confront since his coming; yet those few are drowned out by the entrenched skeptical legions that have made a daily business of traducing the President untold. Sadly, this robs the public of a sensible critique of public policies, which will better guide – not harass – the President
So, what is the news? The news is that Buhari spoke truth to Nigerians, to Indians, to the world – on the true state of affairs in Nigeria, and the corrupt-ridden system that is the legacy of the previous administrations in the country. My hunch is that vast majorities of Nigerians don’t have any issues with the President’s candour, even though expressed overseas
Yet, the way the anti-corruption crusade is going in some respects, the President may, despite his good intentions, thread on areas where the angels fear to go; and thus ultimately succeed only in endangering national security, in addition to gaining nothing both for his administration and Nigerians as a whole
Even if, as Buhari mistakenly believes that it does, it is not within his powers as a ‘President’ to make it happen by the sheer dint of his unilateral proclamation. Instead, the legal power ‘to institute and undertake; to take over and continue; or to discontinue’ any criminal proceeding or prosecution, including for corruption, does not lie with the President but with the Attorneys-General of the Federation and the States. Below is a mix of the legal and factual authorities