Following an anniversary march that went awry in seconds, Police in Enugu State, Tuesday, arraigned thirteen pro-Biafra activists over alleged unlawful assembly.
Members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, the Biafra Independent Movement and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had on Monday organized a rally to mark their anniversary.
Consequently, they have been charged before an Enugu North Magistrate Court 6, presided over by E.N Alukwu.
According to the police spokesman, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, they were arraigned on”charge No 245c/2016 for belonging to unlawful society, called Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 495(a) of the criminal code cap 30, vol.11 laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004 and also for taking part in an unlawful Assembly on the said date and place and thereby committing an offence punishable under section 106 of the criminal code, cap 30 vol.11 laws of Enugu state of Nigeria amongst other charges.”
Meanwhile, the suspects after listening to the counts, pleaded not guilty to each of the charges.
Although they were granted bail by the magistrate, they were yet to fulfill the bail conditions as at the time of filling this report.
The case was adjourned to 23/6/16 for hearing.