60 IPOB Members Arraigned, Remanded In Prison


    A court on Monday remanded 60 members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra in prison.

    The Nation reports that the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, ordered that the accused be remanded at the Afara Federal Prisons in Aba.

    The IPOB members were among those arrested in the clashes with security officials which eventually led to the group being declared a terrorist organisation.

    IPOB is seeking an independent 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. A Federal High Court also declared the group a terrorist organisation.

    The suspects were arraigned for alleged conspiracy, terrorism, attempted murder, and membership of unlawful society. The case was later adjourned till October 25.

    Credit: Newsprobe


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