Senate, Abaribe deny query over IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

Senate, Abaribe deny query over IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

- Senator Abaribe has denied allegations that he was queried for standing surety for Nnamdi Kanu

- Abaribe said no such thing happened as the Senate meeting was closed door and the public has no idea what happened inside

- He warned that his constituency is worried over the unverified news flying about

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has denied that he was queried by the Senate for standing surety for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Abaribe said what was discussed at the Senate on the matter was private and no newspaper has the information.

He faulted a newspaper, Daily Trust, for misleading the public with a headline that claims he was queried by the northern senators for standing surety for Kanu.

Recall that previously reported that Daily Trust indicated that Senator Abaribe was queried by his colleagues, mostly from the northern part of the country, for standing as surety for Kanu.

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Abaribe, while reacting to the reports, said: "Our meeting was a closed door one. A headline like this purporting to say that this was what happened in the meeting is wrong.

"I and you all know that this did not happen. My constituents have been worried and I have told them it is not true.

"Daily Trust should produce who gave them this misleading information.

"This report is trying to drive a wedge between northern and southern senators because it claimed northern senators made a demand which southern senators grudgingly agreed to."

The deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, while corroborating Abaribe also said the meeting was a closed door one and the report of the meeting has not been made public.

Ekweremadu said: "The matter was referred to committee on ethics. Publishing rumours will not help us in any way.

"You all know that nothing like that happened in the meeting. What is closed door should remain so. Anything outside what the press officer says after the meeting are just rumours."

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Meanwhile, the presidency has said that those who stood as sureties for Nnamdi Kanu risk imprisonment if he fails to appear in court on his next adjourned date.

The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution Okoi Obono-Obla said the court might also issue an arrest warrant for the IPOB leader.

Obono-Obla said while the federal government has filed a motion on notice for the court to set the bail already granted Kanu, the fact that he (Kanu) has not been seen since the military exercise in his residence means he might not appear in court.

Watch this TV video of Nnamdi Kanu's father talking about the activities of his son as IPOB's leader:


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