A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday remanded 32 suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in prison
The Magistrate declined jurisdiction and ordered that the case files be transmitted to the office of the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
Magistrate Amadi Amadi-Nna adjourned the matter indefinitely.
The Rivers State Police Command arraigned the members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) arrested during the recent clash between the group and some residents of Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The arrested persons, which the Commissioner of Police in the state, Zaki Ahmed, put at about 32, were arrested for allegedly causing the breach of peace and destroying properties, and also killing a Police Sergeant during the crisis.
Three other policemen were injured and two Police vans burnt. Three police weapons and 68 live ammunition were carted away, among others.
The State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, assured that the suspects would face the full weight of the law if found guilty at the end of their trial to serve as deterrent to others.
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