PARIS, JANUARY 12, 2016: (DGW) As the Biafran separatist leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu prepares for another court day, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, Nkem Uzoma Abonta has faulted the secret trial of the detained IPOB leader.
He made the disclosure in an interview, the representative of Ukwa Federal Constituency of Abia State enjoined retracing of steps saying it was necessary for the public to monitor proceedings - a position that was upheld by others.
Speaking further, he condemned in its entirety the planned secret trial adding that it was unfair and dismissing the ill-conceived plan as none other than a grave injustice.
His words: “The law states that all trial should be in the open, apart from juvenile cases. Even the military trial much often is done in the open. So, I think it may not be proper and right to try him in secret. Of course we must all condemn sedition. We must all condemn incitement and unwholesome act that could cause disunity in Nigeria but justice must be done and be seen to be done.”