Goodluck Ibem, the President-General of the Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has expressed his displeasure over the decision of Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to deny Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), bail.
Newsbreak had reported on Tuesday that Justice Nyako turned down the bail request by the detained separatist leader.
Nyako, in turning down the bail application, described it as an abuse of court process, stating that the court cannot continue to litigate on issues it had earlier ruled on.
Kanu’s trial was also adjourned till November.
Reacting, COSEYL said the court’s ruling vis-à-vis President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent comments on Kanu, is “undemocratic”.
Ibem made COSEYL’s position known in a statement made available to this news medium.
The statement reads in part: “The verdict of Justice Binta Njako is the same statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 23, 2022, during a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson, at the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
“When did the statement of the President become the verdict or judgment of the court? Are we running a democratic government or a unitary system of government where only one man determines the fate of millions of Nigerians even when it is unconstitutional, undemocratic, and inhuman?”