Court Orders Abaribe, others to Pay N100m each for Failure to Produce Nnamdi Kanu


The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and 2 others who stood as sureties for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to within two months, pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account for their inability to produce the missing Biafran activist in court.

It was gathered that apart from Abaribe, two others who stood surety for Kanu were a Jewish priest, Immanuel Shalom and an accountant and Abuja resident, Tochukwu Uchendu.

The court on Wednesday, November 14, also varied the bail condition given to Kanu in his trial for alleged treason, threatening to order the arrest of a senator Abaribe and another surety who undertook to produce Nnamdi Kanu ahead of his bail in April, 2017.

In a report by Premium Times, the court presided by Binta Nyako said it was varying the bail conditions because Abaribe’s lawyer, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, told the court that the senator was attending an oversight function and could not attend the trial.

“I have taken the view that the oversight function is more important than this hearing. I do not have a proceeding against the sureties. All I want is for them to produce my Nnamdi Kanu.

“In this proceeding where this men have lost my Nnamdi Kanu, they are going to be in my trouble, because I gave him to them.”

Mrs Nyako said the court would make further directives after hearing the current applications by the sureties.

Kanu was recently seen in Isreal in a video intended among other things to prove his existence.

In another video posted on Youtube, Kanu also narrated how he escaped from Nigeria during a military exercise in Abia state.

Justice Nyako warned the sureties to avoid acts that suggest they lack respect for the court.