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Magistrate Court Sentences 44 Pro Biafra Activists To Prison

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They were part of hundreds who marched to show solidarity for the Biafran Radio Director, Nnamdi Kanu who was arrested by the Department of State Services when he returned from the United Kingdom on Saturday, October 17.

Last week, Biafra supporters staged mass protests in Rivers and Delta states.They took to the streets of Port Harcourt, waving Biafra flags and holding placards. Protesters in Delta state went to the government house to condemn the arrest and continued detention of Kanu.

Andrew Jaja, the presiding Magistrate, said the court lacked jurisdiction over the matter since they were charged for treasonable felony.

He also said that the the accused could not be granted bail, stressing that the offence for which they were charged was beyond the magistrate court.

According to ChannelsTV , Jaja said: “Section 118 of the Criminal Procedure Act provides that persons charged with treason/capital offence cannot be granted bail by the Magistrate Court, but have the opportunity to be granted bail by the High Court.”

The magistrate ordered that copies of the original case file be made and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for further investigation and advice.

He also asked that the accused be remanded in prison custody till Thursday, November 26.

In the same vein, there are speculation that some pro-Biafra activist in India were moving to confront President Muhammadu Buhari on his arrival at the Delhi International Airport.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the diaspora must have hatched a perfect plot on how to protest at the airport against President Buhari. The protest is to express their dissatisfaction over the alleged abduction and continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

On Monday, October 26, the Punch reported that pro-Biafra activists under the aegis of IPOB  threatened destroy the Nigerian embassy in India, if Kanu was not released

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Breaking News:Yoruba Freedom Fighter, Sunday Igboho Arrested in Cotonou

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Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country.

Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by Nigeria’s secret police.

A source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria through Cotonou and was heading to Germany.

He was, however, nabbed by security operatives in the neighboring country.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, a source privy to the incident, said, “Sunday Igboho has been arrested in Cotonou. He was arrested about an hour ago.

“He was supposed to travel to Germany through Cotonou this night. He wanted to leave Africa through Cotonou. He was arrested by security operatives in Cotonou.

“They are planning to bring him back to Nigeria.”

Recall that the Department of State Services had declared Igboho wanted after its operatives carried out a bloody midnight raid on his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

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Popular Nigerian Singer, Sound Sultan dies at 44

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Singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan, has died. A statement released by his family says he died on July 11 after a long battle with throat cancer.

The singer is survived by his wife and three children.

 

The statement reads;

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Multi-talented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter, Onlanrewaju Fasasi a.k.a Sound Sultan.

Too sad! Singer, Sound Sultan, dies at 44

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#EndSARS: Court strikes out suit against Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Falz, BurnaBoy, Aisha Yesufu and others

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Justice Bello Jawu of a High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit filed by one Kenechukwu Okeke, a human rights activist, against Davido, Aisha Yesufu, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, and 47 other celebrities and activists over their activities during the October 2020 #EndSARS protests.

The judge in a ruling delivered on Friday, July 2, also restrained the Nigeria Police Force and Okeke from taking any steps to prosecute the individuals for their role played during the #EndSARS protest.

Okeke had in November 2020 filed criminal proceedings before a magistrate court in Abuja against the 50 persons over claims they promoted the October 2020 #EndSARS protests.

In the suit, he alleged that the defendants acted in a manner “with intent to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly under the guise or composition of #EndSARS

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