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Following proscription, 60 IPOB members charged with terrorism, remanded in prison

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The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State Monday ordered that 60 members of the now-proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) be remanded at the Afara Federal Prisons in Aba.

The IPOB members were said to be among those arrested during clashes between the group and military personnel which eventually led to the group’s proscription and being declared a terror organization.

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The suspects were arraigned for alleged conspiracy, terrorism, attempted murder, and membership of unlawful society.

The counsel to the suspects challenged the jurisdiction of the court during the proceedings.

The case was later adjourned till October 25.

 

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