Mama Biafra arraigned for selling IPOB newspaper
Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ogbizi, on Friday, arraigned one Mrs. Felicia Ejezie, aka Mama Biafra , at an Umuahia Magistrate Court presided over by Magistrate Linda Ugboaja, for selling Pro-Biafia newspapers.
The Police had in the charge number U/9512018, charged Ejezie, aged 55 years, for “promoting membership of a terrorist group, IPOB, by selling different IPOB newspapers”, thereby committing “an offence punishable section 64(A) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 80 Vol 3, Laws of Abia state of Nigeria 2005”.
The woman pleaded not guilty. However, the Police prosecuting Counsel opposed bail application by her lawyer, Grant N. Nwokoma on the condition that her crime was seditious in nature and that she may abscond if granted bail.
However, the Magistrate, Linda Ugboaja, ignored the plea by the Police prosecuting Counsel not to grant Mrs. Ejezie bail and granted her bail in the sum of N300,000.