20th January, 2016
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Police Command has arraigned 10 suspected pro-Biafran protesters arrested between January 16-18, 2016.
They were arraigned Wednesday at Magistrates’ Courts 7 and 14 in Port Harcourt on two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and treasonable felony.
Hearing on the cases has been adjourned till Thursday, 21 January, and 28 January, 2016 respectively while the presiding Magistrate ordered for the suspects to be remanded in prison custody.
According to Ahmad Muhammad, the Police Public Relations Officer of Rivers Police Command, the suspects are Onu Ifeanyi, Prince Onwazor, Princewill Anyanywu, Sunday Egbim and Uzoma Onyegbu.
Others include Chigozie Moses, Chukwudi Enyidau, Anthony Ochuel, Enam David Okon and Friady Nwahiri.
The Spokesman for the Rivers state Police Command said the suspects were arrested while on their way to infiltrate Port Harcourt from neighbouring states with the intent to engage in a conduct likely to undermine public peace.
He further emphasized that “the command will not stand idly and allow any person or group of persons to violate the laws of country by engaging in conducts that are perilous to public peace and order as well as the lives and properties of other law abiding citizens.”