September 22, 2021

I will stand surety for Kanu again – Senator Abaribe

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Senate Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe, has said he will still stand as surety for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in court if given the opportunity

Speaking in an interview with TVC on Wednesday, July 21, the Abia State Senator said he would not hesitate to stand as a surety for Kanu again. He explained that he stood surety for Kanu when the IPOB leader was arraigned because it was a condition imposed by the court.

According to him, the court ordered that one of the sureties must be a Senator and as the Chairman of the Southeast Senators Caucus then, he had to offer himself as Nnamdi Kanu’s surety.

“He’s our son. He’s from our state (Abia). He (Kanu) said it himself that he ran for his dear life. 

There is a difference between jumping bail and escaping for your life. I went back to court and deposed that on the basis of the principle of ‘last seen’, that the last people seen with him were soldiers of the Nigerian army who were invading his father’s residence.

The judge ultimately ruled that she was revoking bail and issued a warrant of arrest, thereby removing us from the responsibility of providing him. A lot of people did not understand” he said

Abaribe also said he did not feel betrayed that Kanu left the country, saying he ran for his dear life.

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