Court Orders Abaribe, Others To Pay N100m Over Kanu’s Disappearance


The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two others who stood sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, to pay the sum of N100 million each within two months.

The court ordered they pay the amount after they failed to produce Kanu in court .

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.

Justice Binta Nyako gave the order on Wednesday in a ruling in which she amended the conditions of the bail she had in April 2017 granted Kanu.

Kanu is being prosecuted before the court on charges of treasonable felony.

His trial had been earlier separated from that of his co-accused following his disappearance after a military invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, in Abia State, on September 14, 2017.

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 challenge the duties imposed on them to produce Kanu.

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