Senator Abaribe wants nothing to do with Nnamdi Kanu's trial. But there is a problem.
Abaribe stood surety for Kanu who is currently standing trial for treasonable felony.
Kanu who regained freedom on health grounds 'went missing' after the Nigerian Army allegedly raided his father’s house in Abia state.
The IPOB leader also failed to appear in court for his trial which resumed today, October 17, 2017.
Counsel to Abaribe, Ogechi Ogunna, initially informed the judge that the senator had filed a motion seeking to be discharged as a surety for the defendant.
Abaribe told Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that he had no information about Kanu’s whereabouts.
The judge however presented Senator Abaribe with these three options.
1. That Senator Abaribe produces the defendant (Nnamdi Kanu) in court and then apply to be discharged as a surety.
2. That Abaribe should be ready to forfeit his N100m bail bond.
3. That the Senator be given more time to produce the defendant.
But Ogunna stated that the Senator was not in the position to do any of the options presented before him.
However the judge insisted that Abaribe must opt for one of the three options.
With the judge’s insistence, Ogunna opted to be given time to produce him.
The two other individuals who stood surety for Kanu were not represented in court.
The trial has been adjourned for Monday, November 20, 2017.