IPOB Agitation: Nnamdi Kanu Is In Abaribe’s Custody - FG
The whereabouts of the self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is still a mystery.
Nnamdi Kanu went missing after the military arrived at his Abia residence during Operation Python Dance.
Kanu, who was supposed to appear at the Federal High Court in Abuja for treasonable charges, failed to show up on October 17.
One of his sureties, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is however, seeking to withdraw from the case but the federal government would have none of that.
The government, in its counter-affidavit and written address filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja to oppose Abaribe’s request, claimed that Kanu is in Abaribe's custody.
It stated in its counter-affidavit that Abaribe was aware that Kanu “has long violated the bail conditions handed down by this honourable court” on April 24, 2017 before September 11 when he claimed to have lost contact with the defendant.
The counter-affidavit read in part, “That it was at this point at violating the conditions at the bail that the senator surety ought to surrender the 1st defendant and or bring up this application;
“That this application is belated and ill-timed;
“The applicant failed to apply to the court timeously, stating on oath that the defendant bound by recognizance to appear before this court had violated the bail condition given by this court.”
The prosecuting counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, argued in the written address that Abaribe “failed woefully” by allegedly aiding and abetting Kanu to flout his bail conditions.
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