The Senator representing Abia-south, Senator Eyinaya Abaribe has begged the Federal high Court sitting in Abuja today relieve him of the role of Nnamdi Kanu‘s surety.
Abaribe also requested that the N100 million bond he earlier paid as part of Kanu’s bail condition be refunded.
In his words:
“Since the stated visit of the Nigerian Army to the residence of the first defendant from September 11, 2017, the second respondent in this suit (Mr. Kanu) has not been seen in public, neither has he been reported as making any statement on any issue.”
Since September 20, the reports have been that the federal government has proscribed IPOB, and declared it a terrorist organization.
The activities of the Nigerian Army as affecting the second defendant are matters of state secret incapable of being unravelled by the applicant, which activities have put the second defendant out of the reach of the applicant, such that the applicant cannot reasonably be expected to produce the second defendant before this court.