Ndume: Northern group fumes, says detention unacceptable



The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has reacted to the detention of Senator Ali Ndume just as the group  objected to whatvit described as “its dubious legality under the law as well as in practice.”

 

 

The group said it has taken note of what it called “the dangerous precedent set by the obvious bias in the ruling of the court that ordered the Senator’s detention.”

 

 

“The evidence of bias is apparent in the order for Ndume’s detention while Senator Abaribe, former Deputy Senate President Ekweremmadu and others who stood bail for Nnamdi Kanu who was standing trial for treason were not ordered to forfeit the bail terms.

 

“This order further confirms the concerns for an entrenched moral corruption in the nation’s criminal justice administration system that is twisted to suit certain sectional interests of judges.

 

 

“Otherwise, there is no justification whatsoever, in a court, presumably the temple of justice applying same laws differently on citizens of the same country based on ethnic or sectional favours, CNG said in a statement signed by its Spokesperson Abdul-Azeez Suleiman.

 

 

The Group while fuming over what it described as professional impunity displayed by some judges, reminded the nation’s justice administrators that the law will fail to protect the society if it allows fanciful considerations to deflect the course of justice.

 

 

“There is nothing more biased than a situation where people of certain sections are not called to forfeit bail bonds entered on behalf of a terror group leader who has jumped bail while enforcing same on another person who stands surety for a financial offender just because he comes from an unfavoured section of the same country,” the statement said.