The national coordinator, Human Right Writers Association Of Nigeria
(HURIWA), Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko on Tuesday condemned the federal high court decision to revoke bail of the former governor of Abia
state, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu.
Onwubiko who spoke in an interview with LEADERSHIP in Abuja said the
court should have considered the Nigerian constitution as he was
unwell and went for surgery in Germany.
According to him, “The last hearing that took place in federal high
court, the judge has revoked the bail and that is very unfair. It doesn’t make sense. I am not the part of that case so I have my right to exercise my freedom of speech but speaking as a Nigerian, we should
LEADERSHIP recalled that hearing in Kalu’s trial was stalled in
November due to the absence of the former governor from court, leading
to the revocation of his bail.
The human right activist added that Karu went for surgery so the judge
should have exercised some patience before revoking the bail. “What
does it take for the court to send a spy team to the hospital to find
out whether he was truly there or not. Why should a court revoke the
bail of someone who is undergoing surgery, supposing the man has
information before he enters the surgery and die in the process, would
the judge be happy is unfortunate,” he added.
He further blamed some set of Nigerians who are all over on social
media condemning Karu chiefly because he is an Igbo man and is
campaigning for Buhari.