Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe, PhD, DD

Odogwu of Ibusa,

President, International Coalition against Christian Genocide in Nigeria (ICAC-GEN) Email: Nwaezeigwe.genocideafrica@gmail.com Visit us at https://icac-gen.org for more news and your  financial Support

The indomitable Apostle to the Gentiles Saint Paul of Tarsus, in his second letter to the Corinthian Church Chapter 11, verses 23 to 28 not only inspired my perseverance at every point of extreme danger and tribulation but made me to understand that my travails are neither the evidence of God’s abandonment nor strange to all those who selflessly fought often at the risks of their lives for the common good of their people. In all, what I can say is that it has been a process that insured my life in the hands of God where no human has authority to decide or dictate. As he soberly narrated:“Are they ministers of Christ? I am talking like a madman—I am a better one: with far greater labours, far more imprisonments, with countless floggings, and often near death. Five times I have received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.  Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I received a stoning. Three times I was shipwrecked; for a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from bandits, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers and sisters; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, hungry and thirsty, often without food, cold and naked.  And, besides other things, I am under daily pressure because of my anxiety for all the churches.”The DSS Officer’s Visit that Propelled Me into Legal Action against President Muhammadu BuhariEarly morning, on March 7, 2016, that was a little over nine months after Muhammadu Buhari took over the reins of power from President Goodluck Jonathan, a middle-aged man entered my office at the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and introduced himself as my former student at the Humanities Department of the School of General Studies. That was a long time ago and I could not recollect knowing him. In his further introduction, he informed me that he was one of the two students from the Directorate of State Security (DSS) then known as State Security Service (SSS) in one of group classes. Even though I could not still recollect him, nevertheless, I welcomed him with my full arms. I knew it was not possible to recollect the over three thousand students from different Faculties in the University that passed through me during my stint at the School of General Studies, but I could recollect that quite a number of them were members of the security agencies ranging from army through Police and DSS, to Customs and Prison. Among these men however, I could only recollect three; mainly because of their roles in my life during inauspicious times. The first was the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Igboeze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, whose name I could not recollect. But the last time I saw him, he informed me that he had been posted to head the Police Detective College at Enugu. My first encounter with him was as embarrassing to him as it turned out to be morally instructive. That moral instruction is that standing on one’s principle might be tortuous but it often reaps bountiful dividends. I was in my office one fateful afternoon when a man who introduced himself as a Senior Consultant at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, entered with his young daughter, then studying Zoology. The man came to plead with me to release her daughter’s result in time to enable him undertake her change of course from zoology to medicine. I was attending to him when another man entered the officer with another young man whom I mistakenly thought to be his son. Then entered the Class Rep. Because of the detailed nature of the Consultant’s request I decided to quickly handle the other visitors’ issues.First was the young man who told me that he wanted to know why he failed my course. I knew it was impossible for anyone who attended my classes up to fifty percent and did the continuous assessment to fail my courses. At least I would compensate such a person with the least grade which is “C”.  So I pulled out my result sheet and then the class attendance list and discovered that the young man attended my classes for the entire semester only three times. I showed it to him with the specific dates of his attendance and ordered him to leave my office.Thereafter, the middle-aged man introduced himself as my student and Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Igboeze South Local Government Area. He told me that he discovered that he scored fifty-six percent on the published result yet I gave him “F” (failure). I told him first that I did not recognize him as my student because I had never seen him in my class, and that explained why he scored zero in attendance. The university regulations says that attendance to classes is mandatory and not optional, and that alone disqualified him from passing my course. The same applies to assignments which form part of the continuous assessment. I told him there were other serving security officers in my classes who combined their jobs with studies and had had the courtesy to request my special permission to give then concessions on class attendance, which I readily obliged. He asked if there was any way I could remedy the situation, I told him the only remedy was to re-register the course next semester and then formally inform me of his job commitments to enable me grant him concession on attendance. He then marched out of my office.All the while the elderly Consultant was watching the episodes with keen interest. After they had all left, he turned to me and said, my son, even with your age you could do this? He pulled out one thousand naira note and gave him, but I rejected since it was not my culture to collect money for an official assignment. He insisted that he was not giving me the money as bribe but to appreciate my principled stand on my job. I eventually collected the money. That was indeed a big sum at a time when my monthly salary as Assistant Lecturer was twelve thousand naira. But the most instructive result of the encounter was that from that moment, the DPO developed a resounding respect for me. During our many months of strike without salary, he would often pop into my office to ask how I was feeling and dropped some cash. Even after he had retaken the exam and passed, on three different occasions he saw me trekking down to my Ibagwa Road residence, he would order his driver with all the Police men in the van and come out personally to greet me, often squeezing some cash into my palm.The second person was Matthew Agene from Benue State who was a Police Officer while at the same time studying at History. He later studied law after graduating from the Department of History, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. At the peak of General Sani Abacha’s dictatorship during which Prof G. D. Gomwalk was appointed Sole Administrator of University of Nigeria, Nsukka following the unceremonious exit of Prof Oleka Udeala, as the factional Branch Secretary of University of Nigeria Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), opposed to both General Sani Abacha and Prof G. D. Gomwalk, I was a frequent guest to both the DSS and Nigeria Police Nsukka. Whenever I was locked up in the Police Cell, Mr. Matthew Agene, who was then a corporal, was in hand to ensure my safety by warning the inmates not to touch me. Indeed, within that period I was arrested five times, put in Police custody, charged to court five times, suspended from the university each time I was charged to court, and acquitted in all the five times.Finally, Chris Morka who eventually rose to become the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Delta State Command became another student from the Nigeria Police Force to make himself available to me in trying circumstances. With the frequent legal battles that heralded my Odogwu traditional chieftaincy title, I was again always a guest to Nigeria Police from Asaba to Benin City, and then to Alagbon Close, Lagos. Thus whenever I was arrested and brought to State Police Headquarters, Asaba, or for other purposes, Chris Morka was always there to provide me the covering fire before his colleagues as his former lecturer. It was indeed with this favorable mindset that I received the DSS officer in my office.Having finished formal introduction, he calmly sat down and told me that he arrived Nsukka the previous night from Abuja for the purpose of meeting me and that he would be going back to Abuja immediately since he had night duty the same day. He told me that of all the activists and lecturers he knew, I was the only person he could trust to give classified security information and expect immediate response.He informed me that since after the Presidential election that saw President Goodluck defeated by Muhammadu Buhari, they had been engaged with finding solution to the thousands of armed men imported by the Northern Muslim elites for the purpose of confronting any attempt by President Goodluck Jonathan to reject the result of the Presidential election which had already been declared in favor of Muhammadu Buhari before the actual election. He informed me that just few days ago President Buhari had ordered the Director General of DSS to hands off the problem of the armed Fulani mercenaries who were mainly those expelled from Central African Republic by Christian Anti-Balaka Militants, including some from Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea and Senegal. According to him, President Buhari stated that the problem was political and should be settled politically by finding means of accommodating them within the Nigerian system. He thus instructed that members of the armed forces, the DSS, Police and other security agencies should not either harass or arrest such people with arms and ammunition. He concluded by telling me that by the security interpretation of such order from the President, it means the creation of a rival armed forces in the country, which would sooner or later explode into serious armed conflict and insecurity within the country. He said he was relaying the secret to me in order for me to make the necessary contacts urgently and subsequently initiate counter-measures. I request for his contact telephone number in case there was need for follow-up information but he refused. Throughout the period of our interactions I even forgot to ask for his name. Again, when I demanded for his name he refused, abruptly informing me that he was leaving, and off he left my office.Mindful of the dare consequences of the already emerging trend of islamization policies of President Muhammadu Buhari to the overall unity and stability of the Nigerian Federation, and given the   already existing state of grave insecurity generated by the heinous activities of Boko Haram insurgency and the murderous Fulani Herdsmen, I decided to take the bull by the horns. This situation was further exacerbated by the moral bankruptcy and ideological debility of the Nigerian Christian leadership, both as represented by the Churches and Christian politicians. Thus it became highly imperative that something must be done immediately from somewhere to arrest the emerging spiraling state of insecurity. At first I was confused and did not know where to start or who to contact. This was not something one could relay by phone, but required face-to-face discussion in confidence. There were three personalities I could easily have access to anytime and any day without restrictions, so long as they were in their homes or offices. These were Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife—former Governor of Anambra State and Okwadike Igbo-Ukwu who resided at Abuja; Dr. Frederick Faseun—the Leader of the dreaded Yoruba Militant organization, Oodua People’s Congress (OPC); and Rear Admiral Godwin Ndubusi Kanu—Former Military Governor of Imo and Lagos States, and Leader of NADECO and Igbo Community in Lagos State. I decided to choose Admiral Kanu mainly because of his military background, which would make it easier for him to understand the security importance of the narration and subsequently proffer urgent solution. The following day I moved to Lagos from Nsukka to brief him.After briefing him, he asked me, “Tony, what do you think is the best urgent approach to this problem?” After ruminating for about thirty seconds, I said: “Sir, I think the best and quickest action should be a legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari, which I think will not only embarrass him into rethinking the policy, but will bring the information to members of the public for necessary coordinated action.”The next problem was who would spearhead the legal action; and in that respect I said I was willing to take the bull by the horns in the name of my research organization—Nigerian Civil War and Genocide Research Network. The question again arose if such action against the Federal Government would not affect my job as a lecturer with a Federal University, but my response was that I was not a Civil Servant and thus was not barred from taking any action against the Federal Government. Having convinced him of my tenacity in taking up the battle, he immediately drafted a note to one Engineer F.G.N Okoye—the Chairman of Southeast Economic Council instructing him to link up with some notable Igbo leaders to mobilize fund for the legal action. I immediately proceeded to Enugu and subsequently met Engineer Okoye in his palatial home, which he inherited from his father—the famous Chief F.G.N. Okoye of Enugwu-Ukwu in Anambra State. That was my first time of meeting him; even though I had had brief contact with his wife who was a Professor in University of Nigeria.Our meeting was as brief as it was uneventful.  After introducing myself with the rider that I was specifically sent by Rear Admiral Godwin Ndubuisi Kanu, he gladly ushered me into the inner sitting room. After briefing him my mission, he simply dismissed it rhetorically with a wave of the hand, saying, “This matter should be directed to Church leaders.” I was perplexed for a while; but within few seconds, I involuntarily told him I was then going to meet Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, the Anglican Archbishop of Enugu Province who incidentally hails from my State and was personally known to me. That was indeed my first mistake, for before I arrived at Archbishop Chukwuma’s office Engineer Okoye had also informed the noble clergyman of mission. Thus when I arrived, it took Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma to dismiss me with the demurred incanting words, “I am not interested and will not involve anyone either.” Utterly stripped of the once burning enthusiasm, I left his office, trekking miserably out of the large compound like an unfortunate vulture beaten by a heavy downpour. Going back to my Nsukka base, I spent the whole night ruminating over the next strategy. I knew that both Rear Admiral Kanu and Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife had no such money to sponsor the legal project. Even bringing it to the notice of Dr. Frederick Faseun would automatically elicit press conference rather than the strategic legal approach. I eventually decided to take a chance with a popular Yoruba-born Pastor of Delta State origin whose passion for the struggles against Fulani jihad and islamization in Nigeria far outwitted mine. This eventually paid off.Having booked appointment for an important matter with this indomitable noble man of God, a General in cassock and Lion of Judah proximally personified, I proceeded to his aboard on the appointed day.  After briefing him, his simple question was, “Tony, are you sure you can take up the challenge?” My answer was swift and brief. “Yes Papa.” Having known me as a man of undaunted principle, he had no doubt that I meant what I said. He then asked if I had a lawyer, and I said yes. He then instructed his Secretary to get lunch, while he sent his Personal Assistant on an undisclosed errand. Not long after I finished the food, he invited me into his office and handed a thick large envelope to me, saying, “Tony, this’s three million naira. Take it and proceed with the case and let’s see how far it goes.” Speechless at a moment while involuntarily flexing my frame in appreciation, I thanked him and left his office to start the legal battle.  On getting to Asaba, I briefed my once trusted Asaba-based lawyer Mr. Kelechi Nnadi from Imo State. I once had absolute trust in him, not just as a friend but a kinsman of the same Isu subculture group of Igboland; unfortunately, subsequent events proved otherwise. After providing him the needed background information and materials for the legal action, he advised that it would go by way of Declaratory Relief at the Federal High Court Asaba. For his legal fee, he gave me a bill of three million naira. I agreed without bargaining because of the sensitive nature of the case, especially when I had expected something higher. Consequently I gave him a down-payment of the sum of one million naira as part of his legal fee, and eight hundred thousand naira as filing fee which included bulky documentary attachments.Within one week of the consultation, precisely on 6th April, 216, I formally instituted a legal action at the Federal High Court, Asaba against the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, the Senate President, the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, and the National Assembly, challenging their emerging Islamization policy against the background of secular constitutionality of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The following Originating Summons explicitly explains the crux of the legal action, and why the DSS found it imperative to hunt me for elimination rather than engaging legally with my action. Indeed for the DSS, it was not so much a question of legal action, but who gave me that audacity to challenge the Federal Government.IN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIAIN THE ASABA JUDICIAL DIVISIONHOLDEN AT ASABASUIT NO.: FHC / ASB / CS / 11 / 2016BETWEENDR.  NWANKWO TONY NWAEZEIGWESuing for himself and on behalf of members of Nigeria   War & Genocide Research NetworkANDPRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIAATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATIONTHE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE  FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIATHE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIATHE NATIONAL ASSEMBLYORIGINATING SUMMONSTO: PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLYLet all the Defendants named above, within 30 days of the service of the Originating Summons on them, inclusive of the day of such service, cause an appearance to be entered for them and file any other process in response to this Summons, which is issued upon the application of the Plaintiff who resides in Ibusa, Delta State of Nigeria and seeks the Honourable Court’s determination of the following questions:QUESTIONS FOR DETERMINATIONWhether Nigeria’s continuous membership of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is not a violation of provisions of Section 10 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).Whether Nigeria’s membership of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Against Terrorism does not derogate from the provisions of Section 10 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which proclaims Nigeria as a secular State.Whether Nigeria’s continuous membership of Development ‘8’ otherwise called (Eight Developing Islamic Countries) is not a clear violation of the provisions of Section 10 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) Nigeria being a secular State.Whether Nigeria’s continuous membership of Islamic Development Bank is not a clear violation of the provisions of Section 10 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) Nigeria being a secular State.Whether Islamic bond otherwise known as SUKUK or funds from Islamic Development Bank can validly be used to fund the 2016 budget deficit by the Federal Government of Nigeria having regards to the secularity of the Nigerian State.RELIEFS SOUGHT If the answers to questions 1 – 5 above are answered in the affirmative, then the Plaintiff seeks the following reliefs:An Order nullifying or declaring the cessation of Nigeria’s membership of:Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)Islamic Military Alliance to Fight against TerrorismDevelopment 8 or Developing Islamic CountriesIslamic Development BankOR IN THE ALTERNATIVE:An Order compelling the 1st & 2nd Defendants to forthwith withdraw Nigeria’s membership of:Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)Islamic Military Alliance to Fight against TerrorismDevelopment 8 or Developing Islamic CountriesIslamic Development BankAn Order of injunction restraining the 1st & 2nd Defendants from entering into any agreement, treaty,  character, in violation of the provision of Section 10  of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).An Order of injunction restraining the 3rd & 4th Defendants from authorizing the 1st & 2nd Defendants to issue or obtain any Islamic bond otherwise known as ‘SUKUK’ for the purpose of financing any aspect of the 2016 appropriation Act and/or budget deficit.An Order of injunction restraining the Defendants particularly the 1st & 2nd Defendants from further enlisting Nigeria into membership of any Organization meant solely for Islamic countries or any Organization bearing any religious connotation.THIS SUMMONS WAS TAKEN OUT BY S. KELECHI NNADI ESQ., ACIS OF NO. 14 OGELUE CHUKWURAH STREET, OFF OKPANAM ROAD, ASABA, DELTA STATE ON BEHALF OF THE PLAINTIFF (DR. NWANKWO TONY NWAEZEIGWE) WHO IS RESIDENT AT IBUSA, DELTA STATE.NOTE:  The Defendants may appear hereto by entering appearance personally or by a Legal Practitioner either by handing in the appropriate form duly completed at the Federal High Court Registry or by sending them to that Office by Post.If the Defendants do not enter appearance within the time and at the place above mentioned such Orders will be made and proceedings may be taken as the Judge may think just and expedient.Dated at Asaba this 6th day of April, 2016________________REGISTRARFor service on:THE 1ST DEFENDANT State HouseAbujaTHE 2ND DEFENDANT Hon. Attorney General’s ChambersFederal Ministry of JusticeAbujaTHE 3RD DEFENDANT National Assembly ComplexAbujaTHE 4TH DEFENDANT National Assembly ComplexAbujaTHE 5TH DEFENDANT National Assembly ComplexAbujaIN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIAIN THE ASABA JUDICIAL DIVISIONHOLDEN AT ASABASUIT NO.:  FHC / ASB / CS / 11 / 2016BETWEENDR.  NWANKWO TONY NWAEZEIGWESuing for himself and on behalf of members of Nigeria Civil War & Genocide Research NetworkANDPRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIAATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATIONTHE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE  FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIATHE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIATHE NATIONAL ASSEMBLYAFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF ORIGINATING SUMMONSI, Dr. Nwanko Tony Nwaezeigwe, Male, Christian, Public Servant, Researcher, Citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria resident at Ibusa, Delta State do hereby make oath and state as follows:That I am the Plaintiff in this case by virtue of which I am very conversant with the facts to which I make this deposition;That I bring this action for myself and on behalf of members of Nigerian Civil War & Genocide Research Network, which I am its Research Director.That the facts I deposed to hereunder are facts within my personal knowledge, facts I obtained in the course of my research and books, journals, newspapers, etc. which I have read.That I know as a fact that the 1st Defendant is the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while the 2nd Defendant is the Chief Law Officer of the Federation and by virtue of his Office, is a Party to all proceedings affecting the interest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.That the 3rd & 4th Defendants are the Heads of the two (2) Chambers of the National Assembly created under Section 50 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and who preside over its legislative activities.That the 5th Defendant is the National Assembly which is the law making body or the legislative arm of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.That sometime in the year 1986, the 1st Defendant secretly enlisted Nigeria into the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), [now Organization of Islamic Cooperation] without the concurrence of Nigerian people. That sometime on or about the month of March, 2016, the 1st Defendant enlisted Nigeria into membership of Islamic Coalition against Terrorism otherwise known as Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) and the 1st Defendant admitted doing so in an interview he granted to Al-Jazeera Cable News which was published in Daily Trust Newspaper of Wednesday, March 9, 2016 among other national daily newspapers circulating in Nigeria. – Attached hereto as Exhibit ‘SKN 1’ is a copy of the Daily Trust Newspaper of Wednesday, March 9, 2016.That sometime in 1997, Nigeria was also enlisted into the membership of Group of Eight Developing Islamic Countries otherwise known as ‘D8’ whose members are drawn from members of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (formerly known as Organization of Islamic Conference) which includes: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.That on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, I read in Vanguard Newspaper of same date that the Federal Government of Nigeria will be resorting to Islamic bond (otherwise known as SUKUK) to fund the 2016 budget. – Attached hereto as Exhibit ‘SKN 2’ is a copy of the said Vanguard Newspaper of Wednesday, 24th February, 2016.That I know as a fact that Nigeria is a pluralistic State with different religious adherents such as Christianity (to which I and members of Nigerian Civil War & Genocide Research Institute belong), Muslims, Animistics, Atheists, African Traditional Religion and others.That Nigeria’s membership of Islamic Organizations such as:Organization of Islamic Cooperation (formerly Organization of Islamic Conference);Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT);Development 8 (Eight Developing Islamic Countries);Islamic Development Bank;which are Organizations meant solely for Islamic countries are clearly acts tending towards Islamisation of Nigeria.That I know as a fact also that the Articles of Agreement of Islamic Development Bank makes it very clear that its objectives is to foster the well-being of Muslims in accordance with the principles of sharia. – Attached hereto as Exhibit ‘SKN 3’ is a copy of the Articles of Agreement of Islamic Development Bank.That I verily believe that every Nigerian enjoys and ought to enjoy freedom of worship and religion as prescribed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).That I know that Nigeria’s membership of these organizations meant for Islamic countries is causing interreligious strife in Nigeria particularly between the Muslims and the Christians with so many deaths and sectarian crisis in Nigeria, particularly in the northern Nigeria.That the aims and objectives of these Islamic Organizations are to promote the propagation of Islam and the welfare of its Muslim members.That the funding of Nigeria’s membership of these Islamic Organizations stated in paragraph 12 above as well as funding of their activities are done from the treasury of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which belongs to Muslims and non-Muslim citizens of Nigeria.That the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which I have read, especially Section 10 thereof, prohibits Nigeria’s membership of religious organizations or adoption of a particular religion as Nigerian State religion.That inspite of the prohibition of State religion by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the 1st & 2nd Defendants have continued to sustain and maintain the Nigeria’s membership of these Islamic Organizations meant for Islamic countries.That I verily believe that Nigeria’s membership of these Islamic Organizations has religious connotation with grave implication to peace and security of other religious adherents in Nigeria particularly the Plaintiffs who are known Christian adherents and researchers on issues relating to Nigerian civil war and genocide in Nigeria.That I know as a fact that the principles and practices of these Islamic organizations are tailored towards addressing the exclusive interest of Muslim or Islamic religious adherents.That these Islamic organizations are sowing seeds of discord between Christian religious adherents and their Islamic counterparts in Nigeria.That I know as a fact that Nigeria’s memberships of these Organizations confer exclusive advantage on the Islamic members to the detriment of the other religious adherents and has driven away investors from non-Muslim countries who now see Nigeria as an Islamic nation.That membership of these Organizations will further expose Nigerians to dire sectarian crisis having regards to Nigerian plural composition.That I know as a fact that the principles and objectives of the Organization of Islamic Conference (now Organization of Islamic Cooperation) is solely for the advancement of exclusive interest of Muslims. – Attached hereto as Exhibit ‘SKN 4’ is a copy of the Charter of Organization of Islamic Conference.That Nigeria’s membership of these Islamic Organizations has eroded the pluralistic character of Nigerian State and is rapidly destroying the principles of freedom, equality and justice which are deeply entrenched in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).That I verily believe that Nigeria’s membership of these Islamic Organizations have given impetus to the growth of Islamic terrorist organizations which see Nigeria as one of its own, which must ultimately be declared an Islamic State.That the struggle to Islamize Nigeria by Boko Haram, an arm of ISIS, which is an Islamic terror Organization, has led to the death of more than 20,000 Nigerians including some relatives of the Plaintiff besides the destruction of the Nigerian economy estimated at over $5 Billion.That I verily believe that Nigeria’s membership of these religious Organizations makes Nigeria a strong fertile ground for breeding religious conflicts, inter-ethnic animosity, hatred, violence, war and genocide.That I verily believe that the proposal of the 1st & 2nd Defendants to fund the 2016 budget deficit through Islamic Bond (otherwise known as SUKUK) or through any loan obtained from Islamic Organizations will give more impetus to the determined plot of the 1st & 2nd Defendants to Islamize Nigeria.That I know that the principles and practices of SUKUK are based on joint ownership of an investment between the lender and the borrower and it’s exclusively meant for Moslem or Islamic nations.That in the case of SUKUK, funds are sourced from Islamic Organizations and the borrower must comply with the terms stipulated in the Agreement and the borrower must be sharia compliant.That I verily believe that the proposal of the 1st & 2nd Defendants to fund the budget deficit through loans or bond secured from Islamic Organizations with its attendant sharia conditions and contents will not be in the interest of peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians including the Plaintiff, who is a known Christian and researcher on issues of war and genocide in Nigeria.That I know as a fact that it is the primary responsibility of the 3rd – 5th Defendants to approve the budget or Appropriation Act as well as to authorize any loan to be taken by the Federal Government of Nigeria.That as at today, the 3rd – 5th Defendants have not approved or authorized the 1st Defendant to take or obtain any loan from any source to fund the 2016 budget deficit or any part thereof.That I verily believe that Nigeria is a secular and pluralistic nation and not a Moslem or Islamic country.That I verily believe that it is in the interest of Justice, peaceful and harmonious co-existence of all the peoples of Nigeria that the reliefs contained in this Suit be granted.That I, Dr. Nwankwo Tony Nwaezeigwe, depose to this Affidavit solemnly and conscientiously believing the content to be true and correct and in accordance with the Oath Act._____________DEPONENTSworn to in the Federal High Court of Nigeria Registry, AsabaThis day of 6th April, 2016BEFORE ME_____________________________COMMISSIONER FOR OATHSAs soon as some Nigerian national news media began to disseminate the information about the court case against the Federal Government functionaries, there were palpable apprehensions within the circles of my close academic colleagues and, even some of my Graduate students who had already been fully informed about the planned islamization of Nigeria in the course of my lectures, particularly my two Roman Catholic Priest-Graduate Students—Rev. Father Matthew Eze and Rev. Father Benjamin Eze. But I did not take them serious since as I erroneously believed it was a civil legal process that does not entail any security challenge on the part of the Government, since the Judiciary is under their armpits. But I was only being deceived by my wild imagination of a functional normal democratic society.

Thus, it wasn’t long after the realities began to emerge.I had just handed over to my successor as the pioneer Director of the Centre for Igbo Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Not long after, a young man who was my former student under the first degree program, who indeed hailed from Nsukka, came to my office one early Monday morning and asked me “Sir, did you have any case in court with Buhari?” I responded in the affirmative and further demanded the reason for the question. He told me that during their political meeting some twenty-four hours after then, that was on Sunday the previous day, at the residence of a senior stalwart of the ruling APC Party, Major General Eze (rtd.) from Nsukka, who later became Nigerian High Commissioner to India, my name was brought up for discussion and they were informed that I was one of those radical University lecturers in UNN challenging President Buhari and that those who knew about my movements should inform him. He however pretended that he never knew the person they were talking about He said he had decided to come and warn me because I was good to him and that he knew I was fighting a genuine cause for the Igbo. He concluded by warning me to be careful about my movements and if possible I should leave Nsukka for the meantime.

From that moment I began to restrict my presence in my office, staying most of the time incognito at my home, which was situated outside the University.Evading two DSS Abductions Inspired by my First Counsel— Mr. Kelechi Nnadi in Quick Succession Gradually the situation began to degenerate until one day a female University Security officer who was close to me came to my office and asked if I had any issue with the University administration, and I said no. she then informed me that they have been informed to keep watch on my movements for further instructions. Even my Director, Prof. Emeka Nwabueze had at one point advised me to be very careful about my movements. I therefore needed not to be informed further of the danger around me.

My next action was to immediately relocate to my home-State of Delta where I stayed at the relatively underdeveloped Bonsaak suburb of Asaba—the State Capital. I could remember borrowing the sum of thirty thousand naira from my Director Prof Emeka Nwabueze for an important journey to Lagos the last time I stepped my foot in my office, which I am yet to pay back. It was indeed from Bonsaak suburb that I pursued the legal action with the unsuspecting guidance of my first Counsel Kelechi Nnadi, Esq. 

To be continued

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