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Court adjourns till June 26 for Abaribe, others to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court

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IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High court, Abuja, has adjourned till June 26 to allow Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and two others to produce the acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB}, Nnamdi Kanu in court or risk jail terms.  

Abaribe had stood as a surety as part of the bail conditions for Kanu, whose whereabouts has remained unknown.   

Justice Nyako fixed the date after the court ordered the prosecution to serve the sureties with an earlier order of court demanding them to appear in court and explain the whereabouts of Kanu or show cause why they should not forfeit their bail amount.  

Abaribe, who represents Abia South Senatorial District,l in the red chambers, Immanuel El-Shalom a Jewish Chief High Priest and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Mr. Tochukwu Uchendu, had on April 28, 2017, undertook to produce Kanu before the court to face his trial, and deposited the sum of  N100 million each.  

When the matter was called yesterday, counsel to the sureties observed that the court order had not been served on their clients to enable them prepare for their defence.  

Counsel to Abaribe, Chukwuma Umeh (SAN), whose submission was adopted by others urged the court to direct that an enrol order be issued and served on his client by the prosecution in spirit of fair hearing as enshrined in section 36 of the 1999 constitution.  

“I appeal that a proper thing be done, that is for a summon to be issued and served on the sureties for them to show cause why their bail bond should not be forfeited.”



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