Court Remands 67 Suspects Over Abia Crisis

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Updated September 18, 2017

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Sixty-seven people have been remanded in prison for their alleged involvement in the mayhem and security unrest that rocked Abia State recently.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed this to reporters in the Umuahia, the state capital.

According to him, seven of the suspects were arrested in Aba for alleged arson, killing a police officer and burning of vehicles at the Police Station in Ariaria International Market.

The Police Commissioner added that the other sixty suspects were arrested across the state capital for conspiracy and road blockage among other offences.

He, however, assured people of the state that efforts have been put in place by the Police Command to return normalcy to every part of the state.

Ogbizi hinted further that investigation was ongoing to fish out others involved in the mayhem.

The suspects, who are said to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), were arraigned on Monday before a High Court in the state.