Justice Binta Nyako of Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered Senator Eyninnaya Abaribe and two others standing as sureties for the leader of the proscribed IBOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to explain to the court his whereabouts.
A lawyer, Mr. Ogechi Ogunna, appeared for Abaribe on Tuesday, informing the judge that his client had filed a motion seeking to be discharged as Kanu’s surety.
But Justice Nyako said Abaribe’s motion could not be heard until Kanu was produced in court.
The judge gave the senator three options…
One of the options was for Abaribe to produce the defendant in court and then apply to be discharged as a surety.
The other option the judge gave was for Abaribe to be ready to forfeit his N100m bail bond.
The third option was for Abaribe to request to be given time to produce the defendant in court.
But Ogunna replied saying, “he (Abaribe) is not in a position to do any of these.”
However the judge insisted Abaribe must opt for one of the three options. With the judge’s insistence, Ogunna opted to be given time to produce him.
Here’s Senator Abaribe on the day he signed as one of Kanu’s sureties before he was released.