Detained IPOB members: Tension As Court summons Rivers State Commissioner of Police and this happened…
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate Court has summoned the Rivers State Commissioner of Police over the continued detention of dozens of pro-Biafra agitators.
They were arrested in connection with the aborted rally organized by the Indigenous People of Biafra in Port Harcourt on 20th of January, in solidarity with President Donald Trump of the United States of America.
At the resumed hearing on Friday, Chief Magistrate Andrew Jaja also invited the Rivers State Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Emma Aguma (SAN) to appear in court and explain why the suspects should not be released unconditionally.
The Chief Magistrate issued the summons after taking arguments from the defence and prosecution lawyers on why the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution was not ready within the stipulated ten days.
Inalegwu Adoga, who represented the accused persons, urged both the federal and the Rivers State government to resolve the Biafra agitation amicably like that of the Niger Delta militancy.
In the meantime, Chief Magistrate Jaja has granted bail to one of the pro-Briafra protesters on health grounds.
The accused person, Emmanuel Nnamani got bail after lawyer to the IPOB, Inalegwu Adoga applied for his release, citing a worsening eye ailment.
Some sixty-five supporters of IPOB were arrested in Port Harcourt on 20th January for taking part in the pro-Trump rally.