-Abaribe insists that the Nigerian Army is in custody of Nnamdi Kanu
Abaribe charges court to visit Nnamdi Kanu’s home
Abaribe who is one of the three sureties of Kanu asked Justice Binta Nyako to visit the home of the IPOB leader that was allegedly raided by the miltary in Abia State in September.
Abaribe filed the new motion on December 4, 2017.
Filed by Abaribe’s lawyer, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, SAN,the motion charged the court to visit and make physical assessment of Nnamdi Kanu’s home, at Isiama, Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia Abia State.
The Senator also alleged the arrest and “taking away of Kanu by the Nigerian Army.”
As part of the grounds for the motion, Abaribe contended 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.
His lawyer stated, “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.
“The application will help the court and indeed the applicant in the determination of his application before this court.”
Meanwhile, Senator Abaribe’s motion requesting the court’s order to compel the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to produce Kanu, is still pending in court.
Justice Nyako on Tuesday, December 5, adjourned Kanu’s trial until February 20, 2018.