Ebonyi Magistrate Court Grants 88 MASSOB Members Bail

court-logo3Eighty eight members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have been granted bail by an Abakaliki Magistrate Court in Ebonyi State.
The MASSOB members were arrested on Monday by the Ebonyi State Police command during a procession to mark the 49th anniversary of the declaration of the defunct Biafra Republic by late Odumegwu Ojukwu.
They were arraigned before an Abakaliki Magistrate court on a four count charge of conspiracy, belonging to an unlawful society, membership of unlawful group and possession of items calling for the declaration of Biafra.
After the charges were read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty.
In her ruling on a bail application by counsel to the accused persons, Jerry Ezenyi, the trial Magistrate, Stella Ogoke granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 and seven sureties, who must be within the magisterial jurisdiction.
Ezenyi further said the sureties must be civil servants or businessmen.
She adjourned the matter to July, 18, 2016 for definite hearing.

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