Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in Contempt of Court

President Buhari


In his New Years speech President Buhari called on those he called “his brothers and sisters of the Shia community to respect the laws of the land”. This advice was not needed as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the leadership of His Eminence Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky have always respected Nigerian laws. When President Buhari’s government murdered 1000+ of its members in Dec 2015 and dumped their dead bodies in mass graves, IMN resorted to both Nigerian and international courts to seek for justice.

Several other Nigerians like Mrs Zeenat Zakzaky and her husband have been held without charge or trial for over three months
Several other Nigerians like Mrs Zeenat Zakzaky and her husband have been held without charge or trial for over three months

In one of the cases filed by IMN to enforce the fundamental rights of its leader, Sheikh Zakzaky, and his wife, the Honourable Justice Gabriel Kolawale of the Federal High Court 6 sitting in Abuja passed a historic judgement by giving the Nigerian government 45 days to free Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife. Justice Kolawole debunked the claim by the Nigerian government that they are holding Sheikh Zakzaky in ” protective custody ” to protect his life. President Buhari is “protecting” the life of Sheikh Zakzaky after sending heavily-armed soldiers to Sheikh Zakzaky’s house where they killed 100s of his followers, murdered his 3 sons in his presence, killed his young Nephew, burnt alive his 70+ year-old sister and destroyed the house completely.

The 45 days duration given by justice Kolawole to the Nigerian government to release Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife from 13 months illegal detention has expired yesterday and the Nigerian government have refused to comply to the court order. One of the definition of contempt of court is the willful failure to obey an
order of the court & this is just what President Buhari is displaying here.

Africans respect age but when a 74+ year-old President Buhari gave an advice to “his brothers and sisters of the Shia community” and in less that a month failed to hide the same advice then the old age trend in negative direction. Some Nigerians will ask why did I add plus to Buhari’s age of 74? From official records President Buhari completed High school at the age of 11, that is practically impossible and the rightful explanation is that the Nigerian leader lied about his age. Buhari is older than 74 and that is the truth.

The brutal Southern Kaduna massacre further exposes the inhuman savagery & bloodthirsty nature of Nigerian president Buhari & his clownish puppet Kaduna state Governor Nasir Elrufai. During #ZariaMassacre president Buhari, elrufai and their gang of mass-murderers brutally slaughtered 1000+ Nigerians & dumped their dead bodies in mass graves at night. And during the Southern Kaduna massacre the murderous terrorists paid by Governor Elrufai slaughtered 800+ defenseless Nigerians. What is common to these glaring inhumanity is that no single person is arrested by Nigerian authorities to this day and that is because those in authority are behind these brutal massacres of defenseless Nigerians.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-Rufai

From my Twitter handle I saw some Southern Nigerian Christians were associating the heinous crimes committed by president Buhari & the notorious Mass_Grave Collector Elrufai to Islam. Islam strongly condemned the inhuman massacres perpetrated by president Buhari, Elrufai & their murderous agents. The brutal massacres & Savage inhumanity are inspired by Wahhabism, the cult of terrorism.

Sadly while countries such as Ivory Coast, Kenya and Uganda are fast developing, in my beloved country Nigeria it is only killings and massacres. Today as I write close to 100 Nigerians were slaughtered by an air force bombing in an IDP camp and more than 100 injured and Nigerian government claimed it was a “mistake”. Buhari’s cronies had looted funds meant to feed the IDPs and now the oppressed IDPs are been killed by the military. The inflation rate in January, 2016 was 9.6% but as at December, 2016 the inflation rate had risen to 18.9%. President Buhari destroyed the Nigerian economy, plunged it in to recession and is more concern with killing the peaceful Nigerian Shia community than fixing the economy. Whenever president Buhari killed Shiites the Savage Saudi King Salman will celebrate and cheer and murderous ISIS and BokoHaram terrorists will also cheer.

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari with Saudi King Salman as Saud
Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari with Saudi King Salman as Saud

On a final note, Nigerians and the international community should demand the freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife from the illegal detention of president Buhari. Buhari murdered their 3 children and is holding them in detention incommunicado for 13 months. This is the peak of monumental wickedness and inhumanity savagery that can only be perpetrated by the favorite of the Devil.

Harun Elbinawi
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