BREAKING: Court orders Abaribe, others to pay N100m each over Kanu’s absence

By Oluwafemi David

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two other persons to pay the sum of 100million naira each within two months to the court as a fine for failure to produce the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu before the court.

All the three persons stood as sureties for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu,

Ruling on the case on Wednesday, Justice Binta Nyako gave the order in which she amended the conditions of the bail which she had earlier in April 2017 granted Kanu.

Kanu is standing trial before the court on charges of treasonable felony.

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.

But with the amendment ordered by the court on Wednesday, they are now required to deposit cash of N100m each in the bank account of the court.

Justice Nyako ruled that the three sureties had two months to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account.

She fixed March 28 for the hearing of the motions filed by the sureties to challenging the duties imposed on them to produce the IPOB leader.