In an orchestrated plan to avoid granting the bail of IPOB members in Kuje prison, Binta Nyako ran out of the court sitting in Abuja. She has tactically avoided the bail suit from IPOB to free detained members in Kuje Prison when she ran out of the court. It was clear that Binta Nyako knew that there was no other option left for her than to grant bail to the innocent Biafrans in her court but she pretended to be acting some scripts for her Fulani government when she decided to run out of her own court instead of granting bail to IPOB members.
There was a heated outburst afterwards inside the courtroom of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, by the four IPOB defendants as the court ended its proceedings without calling up their bail applications for hearing.
The court had earlier slated yesterday to adopt the bail applications of the four defendants namely, Bright Chimezie, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Chidiebere Onwudiwe whose charges were amended at the previous session.
Visibly angered about the development, the second defendant, Benjamin Madubugwu, said he believes the case is no longer between the Federal Government of Nigeria and IPOB members but between the Fulanis and IPOB, adding that his application was deliberately delayed becausr he is a Biafran.
“I know why this is happening to me because I am an Igbo man, a Biafran, that is why it’s like this.
“All these herdsmen killing people everywhere in Nigeria, how many have been arrested? Am in prison, I’ve not seen them in prison.
Madubugwu added that for over three years he has been detained without trial, the international community remained silent in his plight even as his health condition deterioriates in prison custody.
He asked, “Why is the world keeping quiet? Nobody wants to hear me out. Nobody wants to help me. Is it because we’re Biafrans? Why are we being neglected? What is my crime for Christ’s sake? I have been keeping quiet for long and I would no longer keep quiet. This is pure injustice.”
However, as they(defendants) refused to return to prison custody pending when a new date to consider their application is fixed, it took the intervention of the defense lawyers led by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor to calm down the restiveness and charged atmosphere created by the aggrieved defendants.
The court, however, finally slated April 13, 2018, to adopt their bail applications