Sunday, 5 February 2017

21 Biafra agitators detained for 10years without trial

A pro-Biafra group named Biafra

National Guard (BNG), has

claimed that 21 of its members,

have been in continued

detention since 2017 without

trial, The Sun reports.

BNG has now petitioned the

Attorney-General of the

Federation (AGF) and Minister of

Justice, Mr. Abubakar Salami


The petition signed by their

Public Relations Officer, Ruben

Okoro, says the 21 agitators

have been incarcerated in

Onitsha and Awka prisons for

the last 10 years without bail.

Those alleged to be in detention

are: Innocent Orji, Sabastine

Amadi, Casmir Odakara, Ojemba

Anyanwu, Eni Kalu, Ndubisi

Okam, Ikechukwu Chikwem,

Emmanuel Orji, Chukwuma Kalu,

Chidiebere Ezekwem and

Mmaduabuchi Asika.

Others are Uche Idikaigbo,

Uchenna Nicholas, Peter

Igbokwe, Ikechukwu Aghara,

Ama Onuh, Chukwuebuka

Ikenwa, Onyekachi Orji,

Okwudiri Bassey, Chima Asor

and Chinwendu Irondi.

The petition reads in part: "Since

2007 till today, none of the

detainees have been given

audience, fair hearing, justice

and judgment. We want you to

investigate the DPP and Judges

for their regular absence in

court which has resulted in

prolonged adjournments as a

delay tactic to frustrate the

detainees and make them

languish in prisons on awaiting


"Now almost all of them have

lost heir parents, children and

relations and could not witness

their burial ceremonies. For

instance, one of the detained

Biafran, Innocent Orji, lost his

father in 2012 and his mother in

2016," it further lamented.

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