Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) has been ordered to pay N100 million by a Federal High Court in Abuja over his failure to present Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the court.
The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, has also ordered two other sureties of the IPOB leader to pay N100 million each over the same issue.
Justice Nyako had granted Kanu bail in April of 2017 while the three men stood as sureties. However, Kanu disregarded his bail condition when he fled the country in September.
Abaribe reportedly applied to be discharged from his role as a surety to Kanu, however, the court denied his application.
Kanu who had not been heard from since he fled in September 2017 surfaced in Israel late last month while issuing threats about his return.
Kanu is supposed to be facing prosecution on charges of treasonable felony. However, the Federal Government has yet to order any actions regarding extraditing Kanu back to Nigeria in order to face the charges against him.