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Biafra: 114 IPOB Women Charge To Court In Owerri




114 pro-Biafra women were on Monday arraigned by the Nigerian Police, Monday arraigned before the Owerri Magistrate court.

Naija News recalls that Women of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, On Friday took to the street of Owerri, Imo state, to demand the immediate release of their Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and for the total liberation of Biafra Nation and this led to the arrest of some of them.

The arrested women were transported to court in Hilux vans and trucks.

They were arraigned on ten-count charge ranging from treasonable felony, terrorism and unlawful assembly.

Other charges preferred against them include: breach of public peace, unlawful procession, unlawful obstruction of traffic flow and possession of IPOB symbols and flags.

The charge sheet marked OW /430C/2018 was signed by Thaddeus Okey, a Superintendent of Police and Officer in charge of Legal Unit, Imo State Command.

After the charges were reeled out against them, lead Council to the Biafra women, Aloy Ejimako applied for their bail but the prosecution vehemently opposed it, arguing that the magistrate court lacked powers to entertain the matter.

The Chief Magistrate however, berated the Prosecution for arranging the accused before the court knowing that it lacked jurisdiction over it.

According to the Magistrate, “it is wrong to first bring an accused person to a magistrate court when the offence involved can only be entertained by the High court”.

Consequently, the magistrate struck out three charges and referred the matter to the Public Prosecution for onward transfer to High court.

The matter was later adjourned till September 3 while the accused were to be remanded in prison custody.

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