Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered Senator Eyinnanya Abaribe, and two others standing as sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to explain the IPOB leader’s whereabouts.
Kanu who was granted bail by the judge on April 24, 2017, was absent from court on Tuesday when his trial was billed to commence.
But his three co-defendants were produced in court by prison officials.
Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the judge that Kanu had been missing after soldiers allegedly invaded the IPOB leader’s home on September 14, 2017, adding that the Nigerian Army was in the best position to produce the defendant.
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.
The court also witnessed the presence of ex-minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode and the candidate of the United Progressive Party in the upcoming Anambra gubernatorial election, Osita Chidoka.
However, the case was adjourned to November 20.
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