A 55-year-old woman, identified as Mama Biafra, is on trial for allegedly selling Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] newspapers.
Mrs Felicia Ejezie was arraigned on Friday by Abia State Commissioner of Police, Michael Ogbizi, at the Umuahia Magistrate Court presided over by Magistrate Linda Ugboaja.
The Police had in the charge number U/9512018 charged Ejezie, aged 55 years, for “promoting membership of a terrorist group, IPOB, by selling different IPOB newspapers”, thereby committing “an offence punishable section 64(A) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 80 Vol 3, Laws of Abia state of Nigeria 2005”.
Mama Biafra pleaded not guilty.
However, the Police prosecuting Counsel opposed bail application by her lawyer, Grant N. Nwokoma, on the condition that her crime was seditious in nature and that she may abscond if granted bail.
However, Magistrate Ugboaja ignored the plea by the Police prosecuting Counsel and granted her bail in the sum of N300,000.
WuzupNaija recalls that a Federal High Court in Abuja had in February given a judicial backing to the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari, outlawing the IPOB and its activities.
The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, granted the order proscribing the group on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
READ ALSO! NOTORIOUS FRAUDSTER! Otunba Cash, others arrested for $1.4 million email scam in Turkey [Photos & video]
The judge did not sit in the open court.
He heard and granted the ex parte motion filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), in chambers.
Ayoba, African messaging app in Igbo, Yoruba, Pidgin, 19 other languages
Governor Yahaya Bello divorces third wife, Hafiza
Trump pardons American rappers Lil Wayne, Kodak Black
Zamfara is not supporting bandits — Commissioner assures Nigerians
Tiger Woods has another back surgery
Turkish police officer bags six-year sentence for murder of Nigerian man, Festus Okey
ASUU, Ebonyi Government’s meeting ends in deadlock
Singer, Timi Dakolo, celebrates 40th birthday
DNA bruohaha! Banker dies from heartbreak after finding out his children aren’t his
Spurs condemn trio for COVID-19 protocol breach in Christmas party
MURIC asks FG to recognise Islamic holidays, allow soldiers wear hijab, keep beards
Another side chic shares photo of Dangote’s b*tt
Meet four Nigerian Male Celebrities who married older women(photos)
Marriage Scandal: Over 1,730 sign petition to sack FCMB MD, Adam Nuru, on ethical grounds
GRAPHIC PHOTO: Corps member arrested for allegedly hacking man to death after hook up
PHOTOS: Lady in FCMB paternity scandal changes name from Moyo Thomas
VIDEO: Fears as petrol tanker explodes in Abeokuta
VIDEO: Can HIV drugs prevent COVID-19 infection?
VIDEO: CBN yet to unfreeze our accounts since October 2020 – ENDSARS Conveners
Fallen Heroes: Four brave Nigerian soldiers who died fighting Boko Haram
VIDEO: Elderly woman hijacks commercial bus in Lagos over disagreement with driver
VIDEO: Imo chief certified dead, kept in mortuary wakes after 31 hours
DMW, happy with Fela Pikin video – Oyin Ameen
VIDEO: Nigeria military display colour, precision on remembrance day
- Entertainment23 hours ago
Actress Omotola Jalade angered as Instagram blogger accuses her of having affair with Adams Oshiomole
- Entertainment16 hours ago
PHOTOS: Nigerians dey knack reach anywhere, Nigerian-South Korean mixed runway model causes stir online
- Entertainment17 hours ago
Couple spend night before wedding searching for new venue after Lagos shut down previously booked event centre
- Politics19 hours ago
Falana drags Uganda’s President Museveni to UN over Bobi Wine
- General16 hours ago
UNIZIK medical graduate celebrates as she bags 12 awards at induction
- News23 hours ago
EFCC arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram’ on fresh N41.7m fraud charges
- Crime15 hours ago
SARS: My husband died in detention over N200 airtime – Widow
- Metro16 hours ago
Man, 80, dies during s3x with 33-year-old lover in Tanzania