IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed gratitude to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and all his sureties, Concise News reports.

This online news medium understands that Enyinnaya Abaribe who represents Abia South in the Senate was among sureties who bailed the pro-Biafra leader with N100million naira each.

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And in a live broadcast on Radio Biafra over the weekend, Nnamdi Kanu thanked them for standing for him in that trying moment.

“I remain eternally grateful to my sureties for standing by me all through my travails, trials and tribulations,” he noted.

“It smacks of judicial persecution for Justice Binta Nyako handling my case to claim that my sureties had withdrawn their surety.”

However, he lashed out at Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja who had revoked his bail after it was granted in 2017.

He noted that “Justice Binta Nyako’s bench warrant against me makes the judiciary complicit in the persecution of innocent people and IPOB since mid-2015.

“Where a case is for hearing of motion, the trial judge must hear the motion and adjourn for any other process.

“On no account should he hear a motion and hear the merits of the matter, not to talk about delivering judgment. He may consider doing that in the very rare circumstance of consent by parties.

“When a matter has been adjourned for a particular purpose, it is my view that the business of the court on the day the matter is adjourned is the purpose for which it was adjourned.

“It is expected that parties have come prepared for that purpose for which the matter was adjourned.

“If it is expedient to change the purpose, it cannot be done by the court suo motu (on its own) as the parties must agree.”