UMUAHIA— The Nigerian police have charged five members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to court with terrorism, kidnapping and other non-substantial charges.
The defendants were arrested on February 14, 2020 in Umuahia Abia State, on their way to the funeral of the parents of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB.
A Magistrate Court in Afaraukwu, Umuahia, could not hear the case. According to the Court, it has no jurisdiction to handle the case which it described as “heavy.”
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The defendants, Mr. Okeke Aweka (50 years old), Mr. Chigbo Onuoha (34 years old), Ikeme Nnamdi (27 years old), Mr. Paul Nweke (32 years old) and Mr. Agbosu Goodwin (33 years old), are now remanded in prison custody pending when the case will be heard in the High Court.