senator Abaribe in court

The Department of State Service arraigned on Tuesday, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe after four days he was arrested in Abuja.

The Senator is one of the sureties for Leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu who was last seen in public last year September.

The Senator appears in court this morning with a book in his hand title ”Dirty Politics”

Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, Abaribe’s lawyer, and some close associates, rallied round the lawmaker while his supporters staged a protest to demand his release.

Umeh filed an application for Abaribe’s release but Binta Nyako, the judge, declined to grant his request.

Abaribe and two others guaranteed the bail of Nnamdi Kanu last year.

Justice Nyako fixed the date after the court ordered the prosecution to serve the sureties with an earlier order of court demanding them to appear in court and explain the whereabouts of Kanu or show cause why they should not forfeit their bail bond.

Abaribe, Immanuel El-Shalom a Jewish Chief High Priest and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu, had on April 28, entered an undertaken to produce Kanu before the court to face his trial, and deposited a whooping sum of N100 million each.


Nnamdi Kanu, who is the first defendant, is facing four out of the five-count amended charge preferred against him and four others, whose trial have since been separated from that of Kanu.

She, however, ordered that the senator should be given unhindered access to his lawyer.

On Sunday, Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, demanded that the DSS either arraign the PDP lawmaker in court or grant him bail.

Nnmadi Kanu was granted bail on 25th April 2017 by the court.
Nnamdi Kanu’s co-defendants were created bail by the court on Monday.
Senator Abaribe and other surety might lose their 100 million naira bond to the court if they fail to produce Nnamdi kanu.



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