Biafra:Court imprisons112 IPOB Women in Imo …They Called for Refrendum …Demand Kanu’s where about

A Magistrate Court presided over by S K Durumba,on Monday remanded about One hundred and twelve women who the Police say are members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra,IPOB in the Prison custody in Owerri , the Imo State capital.
Reports say two of the women, including one who pregnant reportedly slumped and were rushed to an undisclosed hospital before the commencement of the court sitting.
All the women, who were arraigned on eight count charges, were arrested in Owerri by the operatives of the Imo State police command at the weekend for demanding to know the whereabouts of thealleged missing IPOB leader ,Mazi Nnamdi Kalu, and asking the Federal Government to conduct a referendum for an independent state of Biafra .
At the commencement of the court sitting, the police prosecutor, Thaddeus Okey , told the magistrate that he was withdrawing two out of the 10 counts .
The two counts that the police prosecutor withdrew bothered on allegation that the women belonged to a Terrorist organisation .
The other charge read in part , “ That on August 17 , 2018 , within the Owerri magisterial district , with intent to carry out some common purpose , assembled in such a manner as to cause persons in the neighbourhood to fear on reasonable grounds that the persons so assembled will tumultuously disturb the peace and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 70 of the Criminal Code .
They were further charged reportedly conspiring with others said to be at large to commit misdemeanor and exhibit conduct likely to cause a breach of peace , thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 517 of the Criminal Code.
“ That you and others now at large did in a public place , conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by unlawfully obstructing the flow of traffic and other business and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 249 ( d ) of the Criminal Code Act .
“ That you did , assemble yourselves together and publicly exhibited banners , emblems , flags or symbols of Indigenous people of Biafra and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 88 ( b ) of the Criminal Code .
“ That you conspired with others now at large to commit felony to wit treasonable felony and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code . ”
The women, who pleaded not guilty to the charges , were represented by no fewer than 10 lawyers .
The magistrate , who refused to grant bail to the accused , adjourned until September 3 for legal advice by the attorney general of the state, stating that her court had no jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
A drama happened while the women were waiting for the court to commence sitting, as a pregnant woman and another middle-aged woman among the accused, collapsed.
Both women were immediately rushed to an unnamed hospital for possible revival,even as
the police prosecutor was forced to remove their names from the charge sheet. He informed the court that they would be arraigned when they regained consciousness.

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