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Court grants bail to 5 IPOB members arrested by DSS

by on February 1, 2017
 

An Umuahia, Abia State Magistrate court, Tuesday, granted bail to five mem­bers of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) who were last year arrested at Arongwa in Osisioma area of the state.

The IPOB members were arrested by the opera­tives of the Department of State Service (DSS) while returning from Abuja where they visited the de­tained IPOB leader, Nnam­di Kanu at Kuje prison.

They were granted bail to the tune of N200, 000 each with a guarantor, but were, however, to remain in prison custody until the bail conditions are met.

Two count charges of unlawful association and criminal conspiracy with Niger Delta Avengers were preferred against the IPOB members by the prosecu­tion counsel.

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They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Counsel to the DSS who got the protection of the court for his identity to be concealed told the court that the accused were arrested based on intel­ligence over some moves they made.

He added that the vari­ous text messages found on their phones were also tendered in court as evi­dence.

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