60 IPOB members docked, remanded in prison

IPOB Protesters
IPOB Protesters: [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

A court on Monday remanded 60 members of the separatist group, IPOB, in prison.

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

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

IPOB is seeking an independent Igbo country of Biafra, while its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is currently being prosecuted for alleged treason.

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

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 and alter declared a terrorist organisation by a federal court following an application by the federal government.

PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported the police statement that arrested IPOB members would be prosecuted for arson and murder.

On Monday, the counsel to the suspects challenged the jurisdiction of the court. The suspects were arraigned for alleged conspiracy, terrorism, attempted murder, and membership of unlawful society. The case was later adjourned till October 25.


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  • bobisa

    Sentence them to life imprisonment o jare , radaradaa!

    • Lt. Col. Mariam

      You are lower than a wild ape for suggesting that people who are simply asking for the right to self-determination be locked up for life.

      Only a black savage like you will conjure up such barbarous act. You must have an IQ much lower than that of a wilted wild plant. I do not share anything in common with your vile kind to belong in the same country with you. Do you have a problem with that simple fact or what?
      Surely, your kind must be an incarnation of the want to associate with those who want absolutely nothing to do with you.

    • Jon

      Buhari’s illegality has reached a point where impeachment proceedings should be commenced. Civilized Western world has now issued a pronouncement that IPOB is not a terrorist organization. Hausa/Fulani terrorists herdsmen that have been killing and raping women all over Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt are all walking freely.

      Buhari’s attempt to stop Restructuring will not succeed. The South and Middle Belt cannot wait until Buhari and his parasitic hausa/fulani invaders find oil in the desert North to commence restructuring.

      • tundemash

        Mor0n, go discuss that with your Reps and Senators instead of ranting here.

  • Tunji Olarewaju

    Fools suffer for the wise. Tawanda, Otile, Main man, and that cadaver washing coward ,Holy wahala, and other online warriors will be sleeping with their wives tonight (that is if any woman can steep so low as to marry those low lives), while these mumus are eating watery beans in prison!

    • Okokondem

      I can bet that you don’t feel this passionate about the Boko Haram insurgents that have actually committed atrocities repeatedly in your country. However you are salivating at the prospect of prosecuting and locking up fellow Nigerians for exercising their freedom of speech and expression. Frankly, I would be shocked had you said something constructive rather than playing your usual role of being subservient to the hausa/fulani.

    • A.A.Ngalos

      What of that INCOMMUNICADO?

  • pedro

    So fast? Boko Haram has been on-going for over 10 years, and not one of them docked yet.

  • Okokondem

    This is coming from the same government that has adopted a “catche & release” approach to Boko Haram insurgents. I hope there will come a time in the contraption we call our country when God fearing men and women of varying tribes/ethnic nationalities would speak out against injustices that targeted at others other than themselves.

  • Jon

    Buhari’s illegality has reached a point where impeachment proceedings should be commenced. Civilized Western world has now issued a pronouncement that IPOB is not a terrorist organization. Buhari’s attempt to stop Restructuring will not succeed. The South and Middle Belt cannot wait until Buhari and his parasitic Hausa/Fulani find oil in the desert North to commence restructuring.

  • Jon

    Buhari is the real terrorist – terrorizing unarmed civilians in SE, and SS.

    Jah, Rastafari.

    • tundemash

      Why not ? Did Dumbo Jo also not terrorize unarmed “civilians” in same SE?

  • share Idea

    PT claimed in the some of arrested IPOB killed police officer while the charge against them does not include murder ( attempted murder can never be same as murder).

  • PolyGon2013

    Only 60? At least, more than 1000 should be arrested.

  • Bright Ezeh

    E.U and America please send buhari back to Nigeria lmmidiately and banned him from coming to your country

    • tundemash

      Mor0n, the President was already back in Abuja on Monday. U need to sort your education Mr. “Banned”.Olodo !

      • C3kwe

        Mash potato, you are an educated man but supporting executive recklessness.

  • Bright Ezeh

    Thank God they will allow him to go back again