The federal high court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered Enyinaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state and two others to produce leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in court.
Kanu, who is currently facing trial for alleged treason, was required to be produced in court by his sureties.
However, the IPOB leader has not been seen after since September 2017.
Justice Binta Nyako had asked the sureties to produce the defendant.
At the resumption of the matter, however, a counsel for the sureties, Chukwuma Machukwu Umeh, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said his client had not been served with court papers relating to the order made by the judge.
In his response, the prosecution counsel, Shaibu Labaran, urged the court to resist sacrificing the demand for justice on the altar of technicalities.
Labaran countered the submission of the defence that an enrolled order was necessary to ensure compliance to the instructions made in court.
He described the fresh application as a “conspiracy” to set back the matter before the court and demanded its dismissal.
“What is clear is that you are not ready,” said Mrs. Nyako.
“The sureties are to be served with the order of this court: to show why they should not forfeit their bond or to produce the defendant in the next adjourned date, with the alternative to go to prison,” she added.