March 03, 2017
Port Harcourt— Biafra Writers can categorically confirm the release of 35 out of 45 IPOB brethren arrested and arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court in Igweocha on a two-count charges of conspiracy to commit treason and treasonable felony.
The 35 defendants is part of many others who were intimidated and arrested by Nigerian security operatives during the IPOB-Trump solidarity rally on the inauguration day of the US President on 20th January, 2017.
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According to the Chief Magistrate, Andrew Jaja, “I have no other reason to detain these innocent people here anymore, they are free of crime and are lawful people, I hereby discharge them all with immediate effect.”
Our correspondence is on his way to the prison alongside the released Biafrans to get their belongings as at the time of writing this report and to ensure that not one of the released is left behind; we hope this court order would be obeyed to the latter as the Nigerian government and it's security operatives are known for flouting court orders.
The decision of magistrate Jaja came few days after IPOB was declared "Not unlawful" by Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court Abuja, during the last court session involving the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government of Nigeria .
Full details and pictures coming shortly.
Reporting From Igweocha
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers