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Kenyan Lawyer Sues Isreal, Italy, Pilate, Herod Over Jesus’ Death

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Former Kenyan Judiciary spokesman Dola Indidis is suing Israel, Italy, King Herod, Pontius Pilate, various Jewish “wise men” and the Roman Emperor Tiberius for what he considers an illegal trial which “violated Jesus’ human rights”.

Indidis has also has petitioned the International Court of Justice in The Hague to annul the trial and death sentence against Jesus Christ, nearly 2000 years ago, which the Holy Bible records had to happen as atonement for the sins of the world.

“I filed the case because it’s my duty to uphold the dignity of Jesus and I have gone to the ICJ to seek justice for the man from Nazareth,” Indidis told The Nairobian, a Kenyan newspaper.“Evidence today is on record in the Bible, and you cannot discredit the Bible,” the lawyer told a Kenyan website Citizen News.

After failing to convince the Kenyan High Court in Nairobi 2007 to hear the case, Indidis decided to turn to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, even though the institution only rules on territorial disputes between member states of the United Nations.

It’s unclear whether Indidis’s petition has actually been in the Peace Palace, headquarters of the ICJ. According to an ICJ spokesperson, quoted by the AFP news agency, “it’s not even theoretically possible for the court to do the case”.

The lawyer’s petition is based on the interrogation Jesus was submitted to during his trial. The evidence was inconsistent, argues the lawyer, and Christ was tortured during the pre-trial phase. “His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice”, he argues.

Jesus of Nazareth was accused of blasphemy against the Jewish religion and sedition, according to Roman law. He was tried on the first count by Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest while the second count was heard by Pontius Pilate, when Judea was an autonomous region within the Roman Empire.

Indidis apparently named the states of Italy and Israel in the lawsuit because upon the attainment of independence, the two states incorporated the laws of the Roman Empire, those in force at the time of the crucifixion.

He is challenging the mode of questioning used during Jesus’s trial, prosecution, hearing and sentencing; the form of punishment meted out to Him while undergoing judicial proceedings and the substance of the information used to convict Him.

Indidis says he wants to establish what crime Jesus was charged with and prays that the court decides “that the proceedings before the Roman courts were a nullity in law, for they did not conform to the rule of law at the material time and any time thereafter.”

“Some of those present spat in His face, struck Him with their fists, slapped Him, taunted Him, and pronounced Him worthy of death,” Indidis told the Kenyan news website Standard Media (SDE).

When Jesus died, Indidis insists, He was not given an opportunity to be heard. “I am suing as a friend,” he said.

Indidis insisted on the validity of his case, saying: “I know with a matter of fact and truth we have a good case with a high probability of success and I hope it is done in my lifetime.”

But legal expert, Anthea Roberts, professor of law at Columbia Law School told time.com that he does not believe that Indidis will have much success at The Hague. Indidis has also created a Facebook page on which he asks for donations in support of his cause.

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#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

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Young Nigerians protesting against SARS brutality, under the #EndSARS movement, stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.

The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country.

Nationwide protests have been going on over the past 11 days, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but since it began, this is the first time protesters would disrupt activities inside an airport.

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality have taken over apple junction in Festac area of Lagos state causing serious gridlock.

The protesters with different banners are calling for end to police brutality. They blocked roads while asking to be heard by the government.

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari’s resignation

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari's resignation

Popular actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, who had signified interest to contest the presidency in the forthcoming elections in 2019 has called for the resignation of President Buhari.

He made the call via his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 19.

According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance.

He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore he should resign from office.

”President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck’s resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari’s performance is worse than that of Jonathan. We put our hopes in him & he failed us. I call for Buhari’s resignation. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE” he tweeted.

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