Southern Kaduna Voices

IS THIS PROSECUTION OR PERSECUTION?

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Luka Biniyat is still under detention for an offense that is bailable. This is not rule of law but the rule of man. This is exactly why the courts should stamp their feet and expound that immutable principle of law, that justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done.62 days of incarceration for a bailable offense is wicked, brutal, and violent To the ordinary man on the street, justice has not been seen to be done here.

 

In simple terms Luka is being persecuted It was the Bar Association chairman of Hong-Kong Philip Dykes that once urges care and caution on the spate of unceasing deprivation of the liberty of his people when he told the handlers of the justice system “don’t turn prosecution into persecution. The case of former dictators that unleashed terror on their people whereof ignominy and degradation later followed their despicable acts should have been a good lesson to the tyrants tormenting Luka Yes, you heard me right, what is happening to Luka is the tyranny of the highest order.

 

Luka might be defenseless today but the verdict of history is such that he will become a hero tomorrow The case of Olusegun Obasanjo, Sardauna Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo who were unjustly incarcerated and later became leaders in their various jurisdictions remains locus classics, a classic example on how nature redress this kind of impunity For those tormenting Luka, let them read the history of Samuel Doe, Laurent Gbagbo, Blaise Compaore and Yahya Jammeh.

 

They will discover one common thread; ignominy defined the end of their lives. Yes, you can torture the body but cannot destroy the soul of Luka. Biniyat, your defiance has placed you above your tormentors, and be consoled that death is better than oppression !

 

Prof. Yusuf Dankofa

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