Kanu’s Escape: Court Orders Abaribe, Others to Pay N300m

A Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday ordered Senator Eyinnanya Abaribe and two other sureties to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to deposit the total sum of N300 million with the registrar of the court in lieu of the bail bond they entered for Kanu.
The amount was ordered to be deposited within two months by the sureties who in six months would be expected to show cause while the order should not be made absolute.
Abaribe, Tochukwu Uchendu and Emmanuel Shalom Ben, a Jewish priest had stood surety for Nnamdi Kanu as part of conditions for his bail granted by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on April 28, 2017.
Trouble however, arose for Abaribe and others when Kanu’s whereabouts remained a mystery to them.
The whereabouts of Kanu and his parents became speculative since September 14, 2017 when soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded their native home in Umuahia, Abia State.
Both counsel to the sureties and the federal government have continued to trade blames regarding the disappearance of Kanu, with government saying he escaped from the country while sureties claimed he was either killed or being held by the military.
Consequently , trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered the sureties to produce Nnamdi Kanu or forfeit their bail bond.
When the matter came up yesterday, the judge who was told by the sureties that the whereabouts of the IPOB leader still remains unknown to them, ordered the sureties to each in the interim deposit the sum ofN100 million with the court in lieu of the bail condition they entered for the IPOB leader.Federal Hgh Court in Abuja Wednesday ordered Senator Eyinnanya Abaribe and two other sureties to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to deposit the total sum of N300 million with the registrar of the court in lieu of the bail bond they entered for Kanu.
The amount was ordered to be deposited within two months by the sureties who in six months would be expected to show cause while the order should not be made absolute.
Abaribe, Tochukwu Uchendu and Emmanuel Shalom Ben, a Jewish priest had stood surety for Nnamdi Kanu as part of conditions for his bail granted by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on April 28, 2017.
Trouble however, arose for Abaribe and others when Kanu’s whereabouts remained a mystery to them.
The whereabouts of Kanu and his parents became speculative since September 14, 2017 when soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded their native home in Umuahia, Abia State.
Both counsel to the sureties and the federal government have continued to trade blames regarding the disappearance of Kanu, with government saying he escaped from the country while sureties claimed he was either killed or being held by the military.
Consequently , trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered the sureties to produce Nnamdi Kanu or forfeit their bail bond.
When the matter came up yesterday, the judge who was told by the sureties that the whereabouts of the IPOB leader still remains unknown to them, ordered the sureties to each in the interim deposit the sum ofN100 million with the court in lieu of the bail condition they entered for the IPOB leader.

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