In a landmark ruling today, the Federal High Court in Abuja granted an indefinite adjournment of a hearing on order it had made last November on forfeiture of the bail bonds posted on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In last November’s ruling, Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako had made an order of interim forfeiture, mandating the sureties to each depositN100m with the court registry within two months of the order or face the prospects of imprisonment.
The sureties were Senator Enyinna Abaribe, Rabbi Emmanuel Ben Madu and Uchendu.
Following the order, the lawyers to the sureties had immediately appealed the ruling and also applied for a stay of execution of the order pending when the Court of Appeal disposed of the appeal.
The lawyers are Barristers Aloy Ejimakor, Chukwuma Machukwu-Umeh and Ifeanyi Chude.
Today, the court granted the application for indefinite adjournment, which means that for as long as the appeal remains pending, the sureties do not worry about forfeiting their bonds or going to jail.