Nnamdi Kanu: Justice Nyako Only Read Buhari’s Judgment — Sir Udensi

Interpol Systems Consultant and a chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA Sir Chikwe Udensi has said the judgement of federal high court Abuja on Tuesday which denied the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu bail was since delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari, but only read by the presiding judge, Honourable Justice Binta Nyako.

Sir Udensi said Buhari delivered the judgement five days before the court decided on Nnamdi Kanu's bail application when he (Buhari) spoke in Kigali, Rwanda during a meeting of Heads of Government where he openly said that Nnamdi Kanu will not get bail, citing his refusal to adhere to terms of bail earlier granted to him.

According to the President, Nnamdi Kanu had jumped bail and will not be granted fresh bail.

Featuring on a radio programme, Open Parliament in Umuahia which was streamed live by ABN TV and Radio, Sir Udensi said what Buhari said in Kigali was exactly what Justice Nyako read in court word by word.

He, therefore, expressed disappointment that the independence of the judiciary is under threat, wondering why Buhari as a member of the executive arm of government should interfere with the affairs of the judiciary.

"Mr. President is a member of the executive arm of government. He cannot decide what happens in the judiciary, yet he does that.

"Justice is in prison, justice is in jail. That is why everyone is concerned. What happened in the courtroom of Justice Nyako yesterday (Tuesday) tells us that there is massive control of the judiciary by the Presidency and that does not argue well for democracy.

"The judiciary ought to be independent. We cannot have a situation where what the president says is exactly what the judge says. It gives us the impression that there is a grand arrangement in the whole trial.

"If that kind of arrangement exists, we are not going to see justice being done in the adjudication of the case, which is our concern," he said.