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Delta Police To Charge Eight Pro-Biafra Demonstrators Over Murder

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Posted: Jun 2, 2016 at 7:37 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Felix Igbekoyi

Asaba – Delta State Police Command is set to charge to court, over murder and other offences, the eight persons who were arrested on Monday during demonstration by pro-Biafra groups in Asaba, Delta State.

Still mourning the murder of “two patriotic police officers in the line of duty,” the command said it was almost at the tail end of its investigation of the incident.

It noted that the suspects would soon be made to face the full weight of the law if found guilty of the charges against them, including the murders.

Acting Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the State Police Command, Mr. Charles Muka, a Superintendent Police Officer, deplored the activities of the group, adding that the police were battle ready to tackle them, insisting that security agencies would not fold their arms and watch a few persons take the law into their hands in pursuit of whatever agenda.

Members of pro-Biafra groups, including the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) had, on Monday, trooped into the streets of Asaba in celebration of the anniversary of the proclamation of Biafra by Odimegwu Ojukwu on May 30, 1967.

The celebration which was in the form of peaceful demonstration, however, went awry as two police officers allegedly lost their lives in different parts of the town during an encounter between the police and the groups.

Muka alleged that the groups violently assaulted three police locations and killed two policemen and injured two others at Cable and Abraka areas and made away with one AK 47 assault rifle and one smoke riot gunner from the killed and injured policemen.

Meanwhile, Delta State Government has maintained that no part of the state was under the proposed Biafra territory, and condemned the agitations of the secessionists groups.