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Court To Abaribe: Bring Kanu, or go directly to prison

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and two others to produce leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu,  at the next court date or risk being imprisoned.

Abaribe, Tochukwu Uchendu and a Jewish High Priest, Emmanuel Shallom Ben, signed a N100million bond each on April 25 last year as sureties for Kanu, who was granted bail by the court on health ground.

The IPOB leader has since failed to attend subsequent proceedings in the case, and the judge on October 10, 2017, ordered the three sureties to either produce Kanu in court or risk being sent to jail or forfeit the N100m bail bond they endorsed.

The court Wednesday asked the sureties to explain why they should not forfeit the bail bond or be imprisoned for failing to produce Kanu in court.

Kanu’s wife has begged the federal government for answers.

Uchechi Kanu says she believe the government knows where her husband Nnamdi – the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement – was being held after his home was raided by soldiers last year.

 

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