Biafra: Senator Abaribe Speaks On Nnamdi Kanu’s Whereabouts

Federal Government’s claim that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who represents Abia South Senatorial District, knows the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenious People of Biafra has been dismised by the Senator.

Recall the Federal Government had earlier replied to Abaribe’s application seeking to withdraw as one of the sureties for Kanu, describing the application as belated.
The government in its counter-affidavit and written address filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja to oppose Abaribe’s request, told the senator that Kanu was in his custody and he had to produce him for the continuation of his trial.

 But Abaribe in a response to a question on whether Kanu was actually in his custody, the senator said, “I don’t know where he is.”

 The Federal Government, however, stated in its counter-affidavit that Abaribe was aware that Kanu “has long violated the bail conditions handed down by this honourable court” on April 24, 2017 before September 11 when he claimed to have lost contact with the defendant.

 The counter-affidavit read in part, “That it was at this point at violating the conditions at the bail that the senator surety ought to surrender the 1st defendant and or bring up this application; That this application is belated and ill-timed; “The applicant failed to apply to the court timeously, stating on oath that the defendant bound by recognizance to appear before this court had violated the bail condition given by this court.” The prosecuting counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, argued in the written address that Abaribe “failed woefully” by allegedly aiding and abetting Kanu to flout his bail conditions.

 Denying that Kanu was not in the custody of the Nigerian Army, the Federal Government stated in its counter-affidavit that the defendant was in Abaribe’s custody. Abaribe however denied Kanu’s whereabouts. “I don’t know where he is. But that is a question that will be resolved by the suit we have instituted,” he stated.