Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, on Wednesday, described the action of the Supreme Court as a miscarriage of justice while stating that the apex court is not above mistake.
He made this statement when he led members of the Imo Concerned Citizens Forum in a protest in Owerri, the Imo State capital, against the judgment of the Supreme Court which sacked Emeka Ihedioha and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma on January 14.
Charly Boy, who spoke during the march, stated that the objective of the protest was to urge the Supreme Court to restore the mandate of Ihedioha.
Charly Boy, who is also known for his activism, noted that his father, Justice Chukwudife Oputa, who headed the Supreme Court at a point told him that the apex court can make mistakes.
He said, “What we are here to say is very simple. We have come to ask the Supreme Court to reverse its judgment and return justice to Imo State. What was done a few weeks ago by the Supreme Court was a miscarriage of justice.”
Also speaking in a mix of the Igbo, pidgin and English languages, he said, “Na we be the government. Those in government houses are not the government but because the way we dey behave, we have made ourselves servants while those in government houses who are now supposed to be our servants are now the government but our mumu don do.”
He noted that his fighting spirit was instilled in him by his father at the young age of ten.
“As a little boy, a ten-year-old boy, my father told me to fight injustice anywhere. Whether in the South, North, East or West, injustice is not good. My father, who was once in charge of the Supreme Court once said that the Supreme Court can make mistakes. We admit that the Supreme Court has made a mistake. They should correct themselves.”