Terrorism: Arrested IPOB members appear in court

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – On Monday, September 25, 2017, the Chief Magistrate Court in Umuahia, Abia, ordered the remand of 60 suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) arraigned by the police.

Report says the IPOB members arraigned in the court were among those arrested after the clashes between members of the group and security officials in Abia which led to the proscription of the group.

The leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is said to have fled into hiding since the incidence.

The police had earlier suggested that the suspects will be prosecuted for arson and murder. But, according to report, the defendants (suspects) have been charged with conspiracy, terrorism, attempted murder and membership of unlawful society.

The court adjourned the case till October 25, but ordered the suspects to be remanded at the Afara Federal Prisons in Aba.

This is coming about a week after a Federal High Court in Abuja declared IPOB a terrorist group.

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