Thursday, September 24THE LEGISLATURE

Court Orders Abaribe, 2 Others to Pay N100m Each over Kanu’s Absence

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today (Wednesday November 14) ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two other persons who stood as sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, 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.

Justice Binta Nyako who gave the order on in a ruling in which she amended the conditions of the bail she had in April 2017 granted Kanu ruled that the three sureties had two months to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account.

Kanu is being prosecuted before the court on charges of treasonable felony.

His trial had been earlier separated from that of his co-accused following his disappearance after a military invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, in Abia State, on September 14, 2017

The three sureties who guaranteed his bail had been made to sign a bail bond of N100m each which was backed by their landed assets whose documents were deposited in court.

But with the amendment ordered by the court on Wednesday, they are now required to deposit cash of N100m in the bank account of the court.

She fixed March 28 for the hearing of the motions filed by the sureties to challenging the duties imposed on them to produce the IPOB leader.

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