Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South) has just signed bail bond and surety for IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a reliable source told News Express.
Kanu, who was granted bail days ago, is required to produce three sureties.
His bail conditions have widely been condemned as draconian.
South-east senators, Thursday night, met at the Apo, Abuja, residence of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, where they resolved to help Mr. Kanu perfect his bail.
One of Eyinnaya Abaribe and Theodore Orji was asked to stand as surety in fulfilment of the conditions to produce a ‘respected’ Igbo leader.
A source knowledgeable about the meeting disclosed that: “First, the caucus agreed to work as a team to secure Kanu’s release. It was agreed that the leader of the caucus and senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe or the senator representing the IPOB leader’s Abia Central Senatorial District, Senator Theodore Orji, should take him on bail.”
The source said the senators made contact with Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ejiofor, last night, soon after they agreed to help the IPOB leader secure bail.
The source added that efforts were being dissipated towards ensuring the IPOB leader regained his freedom on Friday, and expressed confidence that other conditions, especially one on the Jewish surety, would be perfected.
Mr. Kanu was first arrested on October 14, 2015 by the operatives of the State Security Service.