The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, is scheduled to resume before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday (today).
"An order discharging the bond executed by the applicant for the bail of the 1st Defendant/2nd Respondent in charge No. FHC/Abj/CR/383/2015: Federal Republic of Nigeria v Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawisi and refunding the sum of N100, 000, 000.00 (one hundred million naira only) or any other sum paid into this honourable court or undertaken to this honourable court sequel to the bail of the 2nd respondent".
Mr. Kanu is facing trial along with three others, and a fourth co-defendant, Bright Chimezie, who is yet to be added to the list of defendants.
As part of the conditions for his bail, Kanu was ordered to produce three sureties including a highly respected Jewish leader, a highly placed Igbo person who resides and owns properties in Abuja.
As at the time of filing this report, Justice Binta Nyako was set to commence proceedings.
"It is, therefore, incumbent upon civilized nations of the world and organizations alike to ask the APC led Nigerian government why they chose to send armed soldiers to invade Kanu's residence. Now it's my turn to ask you: where is your defendant?"
Abaribe who is representing Abia South Senatorial District prayed the court to discharge his as Kanu's surety.
"It is therefore reasonably expected to conclude that the army is also lying about not having our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in their custody".
Abaribe sought his relief on the ground that Kanu has been missing since soldiers of the Nigerian army raided his Abia residence.
National President of the group, Chuks Ibegbu, also called on the Federal Government to get to the root of the $25 billion fraud reported in the NNPC, saying those involved must be prosecuted.
"If he is alive, they should bring him to the court on Tuesday (today)".
"We had no guns with us", he said after the mayhem in Kanu's home last month.
The group threatened that "should Nigeria not produce our leader in court on the 17th of October 2017, there will be inevitable confrontation on a scale the human mind can not imagine, at a time and place of our choosing".