May 20, 2017
The Supreme Court has refused to accept Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan‘s writ petition challenging the validity of the apex court’s contempt proceedings against him which led to his conviction and six-month sentence.
A bench of the seven senior-most judges headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had on May 9 directed West Bengal police to forthwith take Justice Karnan into custody to serve the six month imprisonment awarded to him after being found guilty of grave contempt of the SC and judiciary. Eleven days later, the police are yet to carry out the SC’s order.
But between May 9 and May 11, Justice Karnan through counsel Mathews J Nedumpara first moved an application seeking recall of the May 9 order and followed it up with a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the proceedings.
Not satisfied with these pleas before the SC, he sent a petition to the President on May 17 seeking suspension or stay of the SC’s judgment convicting and sentencing him.
May 20, 2017
Katangapost vient d’apprendre de source sûre à la polyclinique où est interné le Bulldozer Jean Claude Muyambo Kyassa, que les deux policiers commis à sa garde venaient d’être remplacés par 4 éléments dont un de la Garde Républicaine dit Moura, deux de la PM (Police Militaire) et un agent de L’ANR.
La même source nous a fait savoir que c’est une première dans l’histoire de notre pays car L’ANR et la Garde Républicaine ne sont pas concernés dans la sécurisation des prisonniers qui sont sous la gestion du Procureur Général de la République.
Même si c’est pour la sécurisation du Batônnier Jean Claude Muyambo, cela paraît louche de voir L’ANR et la Garde Républicaine faire la garde d’un prisonnier à l’hôpital.
Il y a anguille sous roche dans cette situation qui venait de se passer dans la nuit de ce jeudi 18 Mai 2017.
Katangapost s’inquiète de la sécurité du Batônnier Jean Claude Muyambo car la relève s’est faite au-delà de 23Heures alors que d’habitudes cela se passe au grand jour.
Affaire à suivre…
May 19, 2017
Following the arrest, last year of some Federal High Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices, an Abakaliki based lawyer, Onu John Onwe have dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to court.
Also joined in the suit are the Director of State Security Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and National Judicial Council (NJC).
The DSS had in a commando-style on the night of 7th and 8th of October 2016 raided the homes of some judges, searched their residences, arrested and detained them.
Some of the Judges including Justice Nwali Ngwuta of the Supreme court are still standing trial for alleged corruption.
Apparently worried at the manner the whole operation was conducted, the treatment metted out to the judges, and its legal and political implication on the rule of law and activities of the judiciary, Onwe filed a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki accusing the defendants of not acting in accordance with the rule of law.
May 20, 2017
Fatih Kılıç, a teacher who was dismissed from his job under post-coup emergency rule, and lawyer Mustafa Özben have been missing for days, joining the ranks of seven others who disappeared under suspicious circumstances in the aftermath of a July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Their families, both living in Ankara, separately announced on social media that they hadn’t recently heard from Kılıç or Özben.
“My husband is a victim of a post-coup government decree. He has been unemployed for seven months. We have no source of income. We depend on assistance from our families. I was together with my husband and four children on May 14. We had a lovely Sunday. Then we prepared for our trip. He took us to AŞTİ (Ankara bus terminal) in the evening. I was going to visit my grandparents along with my kids. He was to join us after a while. He left us, waving goodbye at around 22.50. It has been five days since we heard from him. Now, life is going sour for us,” Fatih Kılıç’s wife Nihal Kılıç wrote in a series of tweets on Friday.