- A northern group has called for the arrest of Senator Abaribe over his failure to produce Nnamdi Kanu for trial
- The group threatened legal action if the Abia South senator is not arrested and jailed
- Ambassador Mohammed Rilwanu Katun, the group's president, stated this following the court ruling on Senator Ndume who failed to produce Maina in court
A northern group, known as Arewa Youths Association for Peace and Good Leadership wants Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe for reportedly failing to produce Nnamdi Kanu whom he had stood surety for.
The group made this known after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the remand of Senator Ali Ndume in prison over his inability to produce Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team.
Senator Ndume stood surety for Maina who has jumped bail regarding his ongoing N2 billion money laundering trial.
Justice Okon Abang on Monday, November 23, ordered that the senator would only be released from prison until he either produces Maina in court or sells off the N500m worth of property located in Asokoro, Abuja, and sends the proceeds to the Federation Account.
The Nation reports that the president of the northern group, Ambassador Mohammed Rilwanu Katun, said justice could only be served if what was done to Senator Ndume is extended to Senator Abaribe as the two cases are similar.
He said Senator Ndume should have been given some time to produce Maina and not send him to jail.
The association further threatened legal action to ensure Senator Abaribe is jailed for not producing Kanu in court for trial.
Like Ndume, Abaribe stood surety for Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who has escaped from the country.
Meanwhile, following his repeated failure to appear for the continuation of his trial, the Federal High Court has ordered the police to arrest Maina.
The court gave the order on Wednesday, November 18, and revoked the bail the court earlier granted to him.
Justice Abang also granted permission to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to try the former pension boss in absentia.
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