Counsel to one of the sureties of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has disclosed that the sureties never applied to the court to withdraw.
Mr. Aloy Ejimakor, who is counsel to the Jewish Rabbai, Emma OkaBen Madu, who made the claim, yesterday, described as inaccurate the report in some newspapers quoting Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako as saying that the three sureties that bailed Kanu applied to the court to withdraw.
In a statement made available to Sunday Sun through the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Ejimakor stressed that the sureties had been fighting to stay on while pointing to the Army’s invasion of Kanu’s home as the reason they could not produce him in court.
Ejimakor said: “The reports in the media quoting Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako as stating (when revoking Nnamdi Kanu’s bail on March 28, 2019) that the ‘three sureties who bailed Kanu had applied to the court to withdraw’ is inaccurate.
“I should know because I represent one of the sureties and we never made such application or anything close to it. On the contrary, the sureties have been fighting to stay on as sureties while pointing to the Army’s invasion of Kanu’s home as the sole and proximate reason for their inability to produce Kanu in court.
That argument is still pending a hearing in a suretyship proceedings that was adjourned sine die at the time of the entry of the order of bail revocation and the ensuing bench warrant.”