December 21, 2008
The Chief Judge,
Federal High Court,
We are Solicitors to HENRY EMOMOTIMI OKAH who is currently facing a 62-count charge of treason, terrorism, kidnapping, illegal importation of arms and ammunition, illegal trafficking in arms and ammunition, illegal possession and storage of prohibited goods, management of unlawful society, incitement of soldiers to commit traitorous act etc. before the Federal High Court holden at Jos, Plateau State.
In a judgment delivered on December 19, 2008 in the case of Ibori v. FRN (unreported) the Court of Appeal held that “what was pertinent in the eyes of the law is that justice should be accessible by all citizens, irrespective of their standing in the society at minimal costs. At all times, the person accused should be tried at a judicial division closest to where the offence was committed”.
Pursuant to the said judgment we hereby request Your Lordship to withdraw our client case from the Jos Division of the Federal High Court as most of the offences against our client allegedly took place in Bayelsa State . In the circumstances Your Lordship should re-assign the case to Yenogoa Division of the Federal High Court without any delay.