Abaribe, 2 others to pay N100m each over Nnamdi Kanu’s absence in court

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

Justice Binta Nyako also ordered two other sureties of the IPOB leader to pay N100 million each over the same issue.

Nyako had granted Kanu bail  in April 2017 while the three men stood as sureties. But he fled the country when soldiers invaded his residence in Umuahia Abia state in September 2017.

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

Justice Nyako 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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