Senator EYNINNAYA ABARIBE, one of the three persons standing as sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, NNAMDI KANU has pleaded with the Federal High Court in Abuja to be relieved of that role.
The Abia South Senator, who told Justice BINTA NYAKO, that he had no information about KANU’s whereabouts, applied to the court to refund the 100 million Naira bond earlier agreed by him to be given as part of KANU’s bail condition.
A lawyer, who appeared for ABARIBE at the resumption of trial yesterday, OGECHI OGUNNA, informed the judge that the senator had filed a motion seeking to be discharged as a surety for the defendant.
But the Justice BINTA in response said the senator had three options, one of which 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 100 million Naira bail bond, while the third option was for the lawmaker to ask to be given time to produce the defendant.
With the judge’s insistence, OGUNNA opted to be given time to produce him.