Nnamdi Kanu is our son; I won’t hesitate to stand surety for him again – Abaribe
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe says he will not hesitate to stand surety for detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, given the same circumstances.
Abaribe, who hails from the same state as the IPOB leader, described Kanu as “our son” from whom he cannot run away.
The former Abia deputy governor stated this on Wednesday during an interview on Television Continental (TVC).
He explained that he stood surety for the IPOB leader because the court said that one of his sureties must be a senator.
The senator said that Kanu did not jump bail in 2017 but escaped for his life after soldiers raided his father’s home.
“There is a difference between jumping bail and escaping for your life. I went back to court and deposed that on the basis of the principle of ‘last seen’, that the last people seen with him were soldiers of the Nigerian army who were invading his father’s residence.
“The judge ultimately ruled that she was revoking bail and issued a warrant of arrest, thereby removing us from the responsibility of providing him,” Abaribe said.
Responding to a question on whether he would be willing to stand surety for Kanu again, Abaribe said: “If the circumstances are the same, then why not?
“The first time, the judge said they needed a Senator to be part of his sureties. So if a judge says that again that they need a Senator, I don’t see why I won’t. I am a Senator and I come from the South East.
“We can’t run away from our responsibility. He’s our son. He’s from our state (Abia).”