Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Mr. Enyinnaya Abaribeand two others standing as sureties for the Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, NnamdiKnau to explain the IPOB leader’s whereabouts.
Kanu who was granted bail by the judge on April 24th 2017 was absent from court on Tuesday when his trial was billed to commenced.
But his three co-defenders 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.
Meanwhile, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has applied to the Court to be discharged from surety ship bond and recognizance of the bail of the Leader of the of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. NnamdiKanu.
In an application filed against the Federal Government and his co- defendants, Senator Abaribe is asking the Court to make an order discharging him as Surety to Mr. Kanu.
He is also asking for a discharge of the bond used for Kanu’s bail and a refund of one hundred million naira or any other bond paid to the Court sequel to the bail.
The grounds upon which Senator Abaribe filed the application 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 had been proscribed by the Federal Government.
Senator Abaribe said since the raid by the Nigeria Army, the first defendant had not been seen or reached.
The application is yet to be heard.
The Federal Government had asked for the revocation of the bail granted to Mr. Kanu.