PORT HARCOURT–The trial of 45 Biafrans out of the over 65 arrested and remanded at Police Headquarters, Moscow road by the Nigerian security officials on January 20th, during the ‘’Biafrans for Donald Trump Solidarity Rally’’ held at Igweocha, Biafraland came up today Monday 30th, 2017 at Igweocha otherwise known as Port Harcourt Magistrate Court 5. The arrested IPOB Brethren were slammed with two count charges of conspiracy to commit treason and acts of treasonable felony.”
The case which is between IPOB and the state commissioner of police, Mr. Francis Bolaji Odesanya, and being defended by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor and co who applied for their bail, was slated for ruling on the bail application today.
Unfortunately and typical of the compromised Nigerian judiciary, the magistrate handling the case, magistrate Jaja for reason that is beyond human comprehension did not only refuse to attend the court but switched off all his mobile phone numbers; neither did he send words for his inability to make it to the court.
The Lawyer to the accused, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor when contacted on the issue said that he strongly believes that there is a conspiracy by the Nigerian authority to deny justice to the innocent Biafrans and condemn in strong terms what he sees as a calculated and pre-mediated attempt by the APC led federal government to subject the innocent accused Biafrans to psychological and mental torture as a tool of getting them to give up on the struggle.
There was however a mild drama in the court during the waiting period as the phone of one of our Biafra reporter, Ugochinyere Onyechere was seized by one of the Prison Warders. The only offence our brother was accused of committing is taking pictures in the Magistrate Court Premises. As at the time of filing this report the seized phone was still with the official.
The trial has however shifted till tomorrow for ruling on the bail application but all is subject to the availability of the trial Magristrate.
Ejike Ofoegbu Reporting
For Biafra Writers