You Have Till June 26 To Produce Nnamdi Kanu Or Face Jail, Court Tells Senator Abaribe
Senator representing Abia-South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, may risk going to jail should he fail to produce leader of the proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in court.
At the resumed court hearing on Wednesday, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had asked Senator Abaribe and two other sureties to produce the defendant or risk going to prison.
The two other sureties are a Jewish priest, Immanuu-El Shalom, and an accountant resident in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu.
Recall that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has not been seen after he was granted bail by the court in September 2017.
The sureties stood a bail bond of N300 million for Kanu’s bail.
Meanwhile, lawyer to Senator Abaribe, Chukwuma Umeh, opposed the hearing of the suit on the ground that his client has not been served with the order of the court to that effect.
He said that until Senator Abaribe is served with the order, he cannot be asked to show why he should forfeit the bail bond.
The prosecutor however insists that the defence team is attempting to frustrate the progress of the case as Mr Kanu has absconded from his trial but the lawyer to Mr Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor disagrees with the prosecutor claiming that his client must have been abducted by agents of the state.
After the hearing of the suit, the ruling Judge, Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the case to June 26, 2018.
She also instructed the prosecutor to ensure service of the court order on the Senator who is expectoed to explain why he should not forfeit his bail bond for his inability to produce Nnamdi Kanu or he will face jail.