– Police to charge four pro-Biafra agitators to court
– The suspects would be arraigned on Wednesday, June 1
– Police warns that it would henceforth clampdown on any group that threatened the peace in any part of the state
The Police in Abia on Tuesday, May 29, said four pro-Biafra activists arrested during the celebration of Biafra Day on Monday, May 30, in Umuahia would be charged to court.
This was disclosed by Ezekiel Onyeke, the police command spokesman in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia.
According to Onyeke, the suspects would be arraigned on Wednesday, June 1.
He said:“Those arrested were in Umuahia and no arrest was made in Aba but l cannot ascertain the charge levelled against them. The charge sheet will be made available in court.
“The activists will be transferred from the Central Police Station, where they were detained, to Zone 9 Command, Umuahia.
“The zonal command had been handling similar Biafran cases and the zonal legal department will prepare the charge against them.
“This command will no longer treat the activities of the group with `kid gloves’ because you cannot have another sovereign state in a sovereign country.”
The Police in Abia has said four pro-Biafra activists arrested during the celebration of Biafra Day in Umuahia would be charged to court
Onyeke also warned that the command would henceforth clampdown on any group that threatened the peace in any part of the state.
NAIJ.com recalls that pro-Biafra agitators had assembled at a church for a prayer session to commemorate the declaration of the defunct republic.
However, the celebration of Biafran Day in memory of Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu turned sour as the pro-Biafra agitators were dispersed by a detachment of armed police men with teargas, which led to stampede, death and arrest of some members of the group