IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Demands For New Judge, Accuses Justice James Tsoho Of Bias

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June 21, 2016 – IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Demands For A Change Of Judge, Accuses Justice James Tsoho Of Bias

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Monday said he had filed a petition against the trial judge, Justice James Tsoho, before the National Judicial Council (NJC) over alleged bias.

The Federal Government is prosecuting Kanu, alongside David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu, on the sixcount charge, bordering on treason. The defendants however asked Justice Tsoho of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to disqualify himself from trying them.

The defendants, in a fresh motion on notice filed by their counsel, Ifeanyi Ehiofor, submitted that there is a manifest case of bias against the court, which complaint is also a subject of scrutiny by the NJC, currently probing the allegations of misconduct and manifest bias against the court in charge No: FHC/ CR/383/2015.

The defendants further submitted that by virtue of the scrutiny, the court’s impartiality in further proceedings in the charge shall be reasonably questioned. An affidavit in support of the motion, deposed to by one Ayoola Emmanuel, averred that a complaint has been lodged at the NJC against the conduct of Justice Tsoho in the case of the IPOB leader and his co-defendants.

According to the affidavit, “Following the present action by the NJC, it will only be tidy and most honourable that the judge disqualifies himself forthwith from further proceedings in the matter.”

It was averred also that the defendants’ constitutional rights to fair hearing will be grossly impeded upon if Justice Tsoho proceeds with the hearing of the charges against them.

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7 thoughts on “IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Demands For New Judge, Accuses Justice James Tsoho Of Bias

  1. I heard that Kanu Nnamdi requested for a change of judge because he feels that the current judge in charge of his case is bias, and that he is unlikely to get a fair trial. Wao! Is like brother Kanu doesn’t know the gravity of his crime against Nigerian government. I don’t know of any sensible and experience judge that will set him free from those criminal allegations of terrorism, insertment oftribal conflicts/tension, and illegally entering Nigeria with fake passport and fraudulent documents to disguise his identity to commit terrorism. I believe that he will remain in prison for a long time in order to learn real lessons, forsake hatred and tribalism, and stop his illegal threats on his illegal radio Biafra. Kanu is currently suffering from ignorance and in maturity for not consulting with true Igbo elders and political leaders before embarking on his losing war against Nigerian unity and peace.

  2. THIS MONKEY IS STILL INSIDE CAGE WITH CHAIN….. YOU ARE NOW INSIDE NIGERIA ZOO CHAINED!!!! AM SO HAPPY!!! YOU CALLED NIGERIA ZOO, YOU MUST EXPIRENCE ZOO IN REALITY…. FUKING BOY!!!..

  3. the greatest mistake buhari did is to arrest mr kanu,bcus buhari is indirectly making mr kanu the living legend,the more he is in prison,the more he bcomes famous,and with nnamdi kanu’s detention in prison buhari is drawing his strugle(actualization of biafra) very close.and one day his name will b written in gold like other freedom fighters like nelson madela and others.jst blieve.

  4. Time shall tell. Kano dies in prison or not, he is a hero, a thing that Buhari can never be in a hundred lifetimes.

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