Senator Enyinaya Abaribe (Abia South) has applied to the court to be discharged from the suretyship, bond and recognisance of the bail of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
It could be recalled that Abaribe had helped secure Kanu’s bail earlier this year, alongside a Jewish Rabbi and traditional ruler.
In an application filed against the Federal Government (first respondent), Kanu (second respondent), and his co-defendants, Senator Abaribe is asking to discharge him entirely from the incidence of bail of Kanu.
He is also asking for a discharge of the bond used for Kanu’s bail and a refund of N100 million or any other bond paid to the court sequel to the bail.
The grounds upon which Senator Abaribe sought the reliefs include that the Nigerian Army during a raid at the residence of the IPOB leader engaged in a fracas with members of the group which has been proscribed by the federal government.
Abaribe said since the raid by the Nigerian Army, the first defendant has not been seen or reached.
He also said Kanu is yet to make any public appearance or any statement since the raid.
Abaribe said, “Since the aforestated visit of the Nigerian Army to the residence of the first defendant from September 11, 2017, the second respondent in this suit has not been seen again nor reached on phone the applicant neither is he reported in any news media as seen by any person nor made any statement on any issue.”
As at the filing of this report the application though before justice Binta Nyako is yet to be heard.