The Nigerian federal government on Tuesday appealed to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the bail of the Biafra separatist leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu . . .
The prosecuting counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, also drew the attention of the Justice Binta Nyako-led court to the fact that the IPOB leader was not in court for his hearing.
Photo L-R: IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu & Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe after Kanu’s bail conditions had been met by Sen. Abaribe & two other sureties.
Labaran prayed the court to revoke Kanu’s bail, order his re-arrest and direct the defendants’ three sureties “to show cause why the bail bond of N100m entered into by each shall not be forfeited or they be committed to prison.”
Earlier, the Nyako-led court had ordered Senator Eyninnaya Abaribe, and two others standing as sureties for Kanu to explain the whereabouts of the IPOB leader.
Photo: The Three Men Who Signed For Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail | From right, Tochukwu Uchendu, Jewish Chief High Priest, Immanuel-El Shalom Oka-Ben Madu and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Sen. Abaribe pleaded with the court for time to produce the IPOB leader because his whereabouts is unknown.
The other two sureties, Immanuel Shalum Okabenmabu and Tochukwu Uchendu, were, however, absent and were not represented by any lawyer on Tuesday.
Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor also insisted that the Nigerian Army are in the best position to explain the whereabouts of his client, who has not been seen or heard from since September 14 when they allegedly invaded his residence in Umuahia, Abia State.
Justice Nyako adjourned the matter till November 20, 2017 for further hearing.
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