Nigerian Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, one of the three sureties for the missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja to visit the IPOB leader’s home allegedly invaded by soldiers in Abia State in September.
Despite his earlier motion still pending in court, requesting the court to persuade the chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to provide the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, after the alleged military invasion to his house, Senator Abaribe files another motion.
According to the Senators Counsel, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), the new motion asks the presiding Chief Judge, Justice Binta Nyako and the court to visit the house of Nnamdi Kanu and make physical inspection and occupation of Nnamdi Kanu’s residence, at Isiama, Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia Abia State, from September 11 to 14, 2017, and the alleged subsequent arrest and “taking away of Kanu by the Nigerian Army.”
In the motion, Abaribe maintained that Kanu was at his residence before and all through the period of September 11 to 14, 2017 at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, when the house was allegedly invaded by soldiers.
“Applicant’s agent has been severally prevented by agents of the Nigerian Army (6th respondent) as well as other security agents from accessing the residence of Kanu at (Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku) as to show the court the characters of the invasion and occupation of Kanu and the eventual arrest and taking away of Kanu by the staff and agents of the Army.
“The applicant is desirous of the court seeing and examining Kanu’s residence which has been stated as an evidence before the court.”
He added, “The application will help the court and indeed the applicant in the determination of his application before this court.
“The applicants’ application cannot be determined nor resolved by mere documents as described on the exhibits before the court but physical inspection of the said property.”
The presiding judge, Justice Nyako adjourned Kanu’s the trial until February 20, 2018.
Recall that Senator Abaribe is among the three persons standing a surety, as part of the bailing conditions to allow the IPOB leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu to take medication prior to his health challenges while awaiting trial in Nigerian Prison close to two years.