BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
Members of the Copyright Society of Nigeria(COSON) have protested in Benin on what they called “a frightening new assault on the Nigerian Judiciary and the attempt to destroy the judicial system in Nigeria.”
Reciting the national anthem and the pledge the protesters led by Prince Abiodun Eguakhide, the Coordinator of COSON in Edo and Delta states, and comprising mainly musicians, converged at the premises of the Federal High Court, Benin for the protest.
Some of the protesters carried placards with various inscriptions like “Abubakar Malami is the AGF(Attorney General of the Federation). He is not the law” “Someone call Malami to order now” “Save the Nigerian music industry. Get Abubakar Malami off our case” “#malamigate Minister of Injustice”
Addressing the gathering, Prince Eguakhide accused the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami of trying to influence the pronouncement of Justice Ibrahim Buba on the case between the Music Copyright Society of Nigeria(MCSN) and COSON.
He called on lawyers and judges in the Nigerian legal system “to insist that the case file be returned to Justice Ibrahim Buba so that he can deliver judgment in the case as he deems fit.”
A similar protest had been held in Abuja, the federal capital city, yesterday.