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60 IPOB members docked, remanded in prison

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia state, on Monday, September 25, remanded 60 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB ) at the Afara Federal Prisons in the state.

The Nation reports that the magistrate ordered that the IPOB members be remanded in prison after their counsel challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter.
It was gathered that the magistrate, who had directed that the case file be transferred to the Department for Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice, later adjourned the case till October 25.
It was learnt that the members of the group were among those arrested by security agents in Umuahia, Isiala Ngwa and other parts of the state capital during the clash between army and members of the separatist group.

Geoffrey Ogbonn, the state police public relations officer said they were arraigned on eight- count charge of conspiracy, terrorism, attempted murder, membership of unlawful society and rioting, among others.

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