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Police Arraign 13 Pro-Biafra Members in Court


The Enugu state police Command on Tuesday arraigned in court thirteen members of Biafra over what it termed alleged unlawful assembly.

Some members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, the Biafra Independent Movement BIM and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, alongside the arraigned persons were arrested on Monday while celebrating the Biafra anniversary.

The 13 persons were however, charged before an Enugu North Magistrate Court 6, presided over by E.N Alukwu, less than 48 hours after their arrest.

The state police public Relations officer, PPRO Ebere Amaraizu, said they were arraigned on “charge No 245c/2016 for belonging to unlawful society, called Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 495(a) of the criminal code cap 30, vol.11 laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004″

“And also for taking part in an unlawful Assembly on the said date and place and thereby committing an offence punishable under section 106 of the criminal code, cap 30 vol.11 laws of Enugu state of Nigeria amongst other charges.”

But, after listening to the two counts charges, the suspects pleaded not guilty to each of the charges.

Although, they were later granted bail by the magistrate, but are yet to fulfill the bail conditions as at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile the matter was adjourned to 23rd June, 2016 for hearing.


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