As George Onyeibe Is Released: IPOB Legal Team Should Sue DSS In Different Suit Over Continuous Illegal Arrest Of IPOB Members
By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers
24th June 2017
According to the Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar single-handedly written and imposed 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended, it is a gross violation of Human Right of any law abiding person in Nigeria whether you are a Nigerian or Biafran, to be arrested without committing any crime. Any time a person is arrest without committing any crime, it is like a public embarassment worthy of public restitution when the person is vindicated in a Court of Law.
However, this constitutional provison of protection of Human Right of people in Nigeria as enshrined in Section 33 to Section 46 of the said Nigeria Constitution is no longer respected by Nigeria secret police which is established by Law of Federal Republic of Nigeria (LFN 2004) and called State Security Service (SSS) but later unlawfully renamed itself Department of State Services (DSS). It is on record that DSS as it is unlawfully called at the moment has unlawfully arrested and detained numerous IPOB members without any reason of committing any crime other than being identified as Biafran agitators. Few days ago, Mazi George Onyeibe (Africa Continent Rep of IPOB) was release on bail by a Magistrate Court in Port-Harcourt after about 4 months of unlawful kidnap-like arrest and unlawful detention, and as usual that may be the end of the humiliation and loses he may have suffered due to the unlawful arrest. It was the same case with the arrest of Mazi Moses Agbo of Family Writers Press who was arrested inside Kuje Prison on December 25, 2016 when he visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. When Moses Agbo was released unconditionally on March 18, 2017, he lost his job because the personnel management of the company where he was working replaced him with somebody few days after his arrest and that rendered Mazi Moses Agbo jobless till today, only surviving through the assistance of fellow Biafrans. How long will IPOB members and other Biafrans continue to suffer this in the hands of DSS?
Having studied carefully all these illegal arrest of IPOB members by the lawless DSS since after the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) on October 14, 2015, wherein thousands of IPOB members are hunted down and got arrested by DSS for committing no crime other than being members of the globally known legal and legitimate IPOB under the Supreme Command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) which even Nigeria Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako has ruled that it is lawful, DSS should be cautioned to desist from this illegal operation.
It is upon this ground that I hereby called on IPOB Legal Team led by Hon Ifeanyi Ejiofor to as a matter of urgency sue DSS seperately for their continuos secret kidnapping of IPOB members in the name of arrest for committing no crime and later court will just grant bail with dubious conditions without penalizing DSS for going against the laws of the land. IPOB Legal Team should do this immediately because DSS is biting more than they can chew as they continue to pick IPOB members one by one everyday without any arrest warrant from any court or any crime traceable to them. Arewa Youths who threatened fire and brimstone against Igbo people in North should they fail to vacate North till September 30, 2017 are still walking freely in the streets of Kaduna with nobody arresting them. But Biafran youths who are law abiding and have never ordered anybody to vacate Biafraland or taste brimstone are always being arrested or kidnapped by DSS while nobody touches the notorious Arewa youths.
It is now time for IPOB erudite Legal Team led by Hon Ifeanyi Ejiofor to courageously sue DSS seperately in a court as to order DSS to stop the unlawful arrest of their clients because every IPOB member is your client at the moment and not just Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great), Mazi Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Mazi Benjamin Mmadubugwu and Mazi David Nwawuisi. If Hon Ifeanyi Ejiofor has courageously sued Nigeria government in ECOWAS court on the order of Nnamdi Kanu, what is DSS that it cannot be sued?
A single suit on DSS over the constant kidnap and arrest of IPOB members will make them to stop their useless and lawless random arrest of IPOB members. Let not IPOB lawyers be staying as if they are handicapped of taking a legal action on the menace of DSS. It is true that DSS has severally stampeded and made mockery of court verdicts in Nigeria, yet it is not why IPOB lawyers should be tired of seeking justice at the appropriate channel which is court. I am looking forward to what IPOB lawyers should do next. I rest my case!
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