The Indigenous People of Biafra has said the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, is ignorant of the law over the issue of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The pro-Biafran group described as disgraceful and irresponsible, statements credited to Malami, concerning the court judgment on Kanu.
In a statement on Saturday, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, alleged that Malami transferred the Appeal Court justices who had earlier ruled on the matter and replaced them with new ones in order to manipulate the judicial process.
Meanwhile, the appellate court had since said the transfer of the justices was routine and had nothing to do with Kanu.
The statement read, “Malami transferred the Appeal Court justices who had displayed sincerity on the matter on October 13, 2022 in order to work on the minds of the newly appointed judges and has used them to order a stay of execution of justice which they carried out on Friday, October 28, 2022.
“What a shame to these judges who were just selected a week ago to carry out this injustice to allow the stay of execution of orders by the same court only two weeks ago. They have displayed their ignorance of the law and their willingness to act unjustly due to their lack of independence for allowing themselves to be used.
“Malami should go back and read his law books again because all the charges and cases he cited during his interview with the media were embedded in the cases quashed by the Appeal Court. He is just exhibiting ignorance and myopic understanding of the law and the Constitution of the same country he claims to be representing. He should redeem some of his credibility by simply obeying the court orders.
“The world is watching his ignorance of the law. We are laughing at him because his reputation and that of Nigeria is going down everyday as they keep disobeying their own courts.
“Let Malami and his collaborators know that their hatred against Kanu and Ndigbo will destroy them and Nigeria soon. As Attorney General and Minister of Justice, he ought to upheld the laws, but has decided to be lawless and defiant to court orders, exposing the Federal Government as a Banana Republic that it is.
“Malami has no other option but to release Kanu and stop disgracing himself and the Federal Government. Nigeria has a lot of brilliant lawyers who are supposed to be appointed as Attorney.
“Those who understand the law should advise Malami and his co-conspirators in the Ministry of Justice to know that he is representing the Federal Government not a Sharia Court system or his All Progressives Congress party.”