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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Biafra: Where Is Nnamdi Kanu? - FG

The Federal Government may attempt the beset leader of the Indegeniuos People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, in absentia.

Nnamdi Kanu missing ?

Kanu was charged to show up before trial Justice Binta Nyako to be re-summoned on a changed five check charge stamped FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, close by three other ace Biafra fomenters Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Bright Chimezie.

In any case, Kanu's whereabouts has remained unkown, an improvement that has put his sureties, including a serving Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe and a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu El-Shalom, in danger of being sent to jail.

The FG is indicting the litigants through the workplace of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. Charges against them outskirt for the most part on criminal scheme and treasonable lawful offense.

An individual from the indicting group who addressed on Monday said FG was resolved to continue with the issue regardless of the possibility that the IPOB pioneer neglected to introduce himself under the watchful eye of the court. He said such practice was permitted, once it was demonstrated that the respondent purposely made himself inaccessible for trial.

"It won't be the first run through a litigant is attempted in absentia. Take the instance of a former Niger Delta aggressor, Mr. Tompolo for example. When he declined to make himself accessible, FG continued to attempt him in absentia", the attorney who ached for obscurity since he was not cleared to talk on issue included. He kept up that under surviving laws in the nation, a litigant so attempted, could at present be sentenced and made to confront whatever punishment that was forced by the court. Kanu who is the first litigant, is confronting four out of the five tally revised charge.

It will be reviewed that Justice Nyako had in a decision on April 25, discharged Kanu on safeguard after he had put in a year and seven months in confinement, however the court affirmed his co-litigants to stay in jail care.

The court which focused on that it discharged Kanu on wellbeing ground, however constrained him to deliver three sureties, including "a Jewish pioneer" and an "exceedingly set individual of Igbo extraction", who all stored N100million each.

Both Abaribe who is speaking to Abia South Senatorial District, El-Shalom and a Chartered Accountant living in Abuja, Mr. Tochukwu Uchendu, had on April 28, entered an attempted to deliver Kanu under the watchful eye of the court to confront his trial.

Be that as it may, scarcely 17 hours to the planned trial, nobody has gotten notification from or seen the IPOB pioneer who has stayed incommunicado since the Nigerian Military did its code-named Operation Python Dance II, in the South East, especially in his state, Abia. A source at the Justice Ministry had before revealed to Vanguard that FG would on the slated trial date, not just move the court to renounce Kanu's safeguard, however similarly apply for a seat warrant to be issued against his three sureties. "The position of the law is clear such that when a respondent bounces safeguard, his surety is made to pay for the offense whereupon the trial was based.

It is there in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.