Court Remands 60 IPOB Members In Prison | The Precision



A court on Monday remanded 60 members of the separatist group, IPOB, in prison.

The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, ordered
that the accused be remanded at the Afara Federal Prisons in Aba, the
Nation Newspaper reports.
The IPOB members were among those arrested in the clashes with
security officials which eventually led to the secessionist group being
declared a terrorist organisation.
IPOB is seeking an independent Igbo country of Biafra, while its
leader, Nnamdi Kanu is currently being prosecuted for alleged treason.
After the clashes in Abia which also led to the death of a police
officer and burning down of a police station, the group was proscribed
by the South-east governors and alter declared a terrorist organisation
by a federal court following an application by the federal government.
PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported the police statement that arrested IPOB members would be prosecuted for arson and murder.
On Monday, the counsel to the suspects challenged the jurisdiction of
the court. The suspects were arraigned for alleged conspiracy,
terrorism, attempted murder, and membership of unlawful society.
case was later adjourned till October 25.
Source: Premium Times

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