Thirteen supporters of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) have approached the Abuja Magistrate court demanding their release from Keffi prison.
The men, led by a certain Agbo Moses, were arrested on December 2 by a detachment of police officers during a protest at the premises of the Magistrate Court in the Wuse District of Abuja when Mr. Kanu was brought for trial.
The men had come to court to show solidarity with the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who was tried by the magistrate court. The court discharged Mr. Kanu on Wednesday.
According to the counsel to the 13 men, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his clients are now demanding arraignment based on the remand order the police obtained from the court on the day of their arrest.
“When the police arrested the 13 men, they (the police) approached the Magistrate court for an order to have them remanded in prison,” Mr. Ejiofor said.
“In that order, the Magistrate court asked that they be produced in court on December 17.”
He disclosed that his clients had now petitioned the magistrate demanding their release from prison once arraigned.
The 13 detainees are Agbo Moses, Oruna Okechukwu, Ede Uchenna, Ede Emeka, Chidi Ogo, Ani Chukwuemeka, Ezenwankwo Obumneme, Chukwunonso Ekwonu, Anioke Charity, Oko Ugochi, Adibe Dorathy, Aluma Samuel, and Ochor Chigozie.