Eedris Abdulkareem
IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia South) has denied the claim by the Federal Government that the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is in his custody.

The IPOB leader has not been seen since the Nigerian Army allegedly invaded his home in September.

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And the senator insists he does not know the IPOB leader’s whereabouts.

Kanu, who was arrested in Lagos on 14 October, 2015, for alleged treasonable felony, among others, was released in April, 2017, after Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had granted him bail.

He was ordered to return to court to face his trial on 17 October, which he failed to honour.

The Federal Government had stated in its counter-affidavit that Abaribe was aware that Kanu “has long violated the bail conditions handed down by this honourable court” on April 24, 2017, before September 11 when he claimed to have lost contact with the defendant.

Also, the Federal Government had argued in a written address that Abaribe “failed woefully” by allegedly aiding and abetting Kanu to flout his bail conditions.

“I don’t know where he is. But that is a question that will be resolved by the suit we have instituted,” Abaribe said.