Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Senator Enyianya Abaribe applies to be discharged as Nnamdi Kanu’s surety

Senator Enyianya Abaribe applies to be discharged as Nnamdi Kanu?s surety
Senator Enyinaya Abaribe who was one of the sureties that signed the bail of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has applied to the court to be discharged from the suretyship, bond, and recognizance of the bail.

In an application filed before the court today, Senator Abaribe is asking the court to make an order discharging him as surety to Kanu. He is asking the court to discharge him entirely from the incidence of Kanu’s bail. Abaribe is also asking for a discharge of the bond used for Kanu’s bail and a refund of N100 million or any other bond paid to the court sequel to the bail.

Abaribe in his application said he is withdrawing his suretyship on the grounds that Kanu has been missing since the military opeartion at his home on September 11th and 14th.
“Since the aforestated visit of the Nigerian Army to the residence of the first defendant from September 11, 2017, the second respondent in this suit has not been seen again nor reached on phone the applicant neither is he reported in any news media as seen by any person nor made any statement on any issue.”

Abaribe said the military declared IPOB as a terrorist group and that he has no powers to produce a person that has been declared a terrorist.
Senator Abaribe, a Jewish Rabbi and traditional ruler stood as surety for the IPOB leader in August when he was granted bail by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court. The surety and bond of N100 million each which was made available by Senator Abaribe and the two others helped in the release of Kanu from the Kuje Prison in Abuja where he was being held for over a year.

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