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Friday, 15 December 2017

IPOB: Court Grants Cross Rivers State IPOB Coordinator Bail

Court Grants Cross Rivers State IPOB Coordinator Bail

Ibeh Gift Amarachi
Reporting For Family Writers Press.

The Chief Magistrate Court Of Cross Rivers state has granted bail to the state's IPOB coordinator, Mr Frank Ezenta Chukwu, who was abducted in his residence by Nigeria Department Of State Services (DSS) on the 16th of November 2017, and was subsequently transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
The Biafran activist faced two comical and groundless count charges, which read;

(I) That you Frank Chukwuka 'm' assumed the position of Leader/Coordinator of Cross River State Chapter of Indigenous People Of Biafra proscribed by the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
(II) That you Frank Chukwuka 'm' in the Calabar Magisterial District, did showcase yourself as a member of Indigenous People Of Biafra, otherwise known as Biafra Independent Movement proscribed by the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria.
IPOB Legal Counsel, Barrister Chukwu Hygienus Esq who countered the charges, put it to the presiding Magistrate that the two count charges presented before the court against the accused, are not only chucklesome, but baseless as well. He further told the Court that the freedom of association is in accordance with the Nigeria Constitution, hence it is illicit and frivolous to deny freedom to the accused(Frank Chukwu) for exercising such constitutional right.

Based on the Legal evidential prove and counter charges against the Prosecuting counsel, the Magistrate granted the accused bail.
The Biafran activist was remanded in Calabar Prisons awaiting the perfection of his bail conditions, which has been successfully carried out.
The activist who has been released, regained of freedom on the 12th day of December 2017.

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