Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Nnamdi Kanu Is Hiding In A Senator's House - Presidency Tenders Evidence In Court

Photo of  Nnamdi Kanu

The Presidency, has disclosed that the runaway Leader of the Ingenious People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is hiding in Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s custody.
Recall, that Abaribe had earlier requested to back down as one of the sureties of Nnamdi Kanu.
The Presidency in its counter-affidavit and written address filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, to oppose Abaribe’s request, told Abaribe that Kanu was in his custody, and he had to produce him for the continuation of his trial.
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.

The written address stated: “My Lord, the surety has failed woefully to abide by the terms of the contract he entered into with this court, and therefore cannot claim frustration.
“My Lord, we urge that the court hold that surety, having refused to do what he ought to have done pursuant to section 174 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, aided and abetted the 1st defendant in the flouting of the bail conditions of this court, and should forfeit the bond he entered into.”

Denying that Kanu was not in the custody of the Nigerian Army, the Federal Government stated in its counter-affidavit that the defendant remained in Abaribe’s custody.
“That the Military activities in Abia State tagged ‘Operation Python Dance II’, was a routine exercise in its second year carried out by the Military at the end of every year.
“That the 1st defendant is not in the custody of the Nigerian Military, or any other security agency in that regard.

“That the 1st defendant is in custody of the applicant (Abaribe).”

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