Court ordered senator Abaribe and two others to produce Nnandi Kanu

Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two others has been ordered to pay N100 million each into the account of a federal high court in Abuja over inability to produce Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in court.

The presiding judge Nyako Binta had granted Kanu bail in April 2017 while the three men stood as sureties. But he flouted all the bail condition and fled the country when soldiers raided his residence in Abia state in September 2017.

Abaribe had applied to be discharged as a surety but the court refused his application.

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.

Justice Nyako ruled that the three sureties had two months to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account.

The judge reiterated that the order directing the sureties to pay the money was an order of interim forfeiture.

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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