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    Police, MASSOB trade words
    over arrested member'

    Imo Police Command has denied knowledge of thewhereabouts of the 26 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), who were reportedly arrested last weekend by military personnel in Owerri for wearing Biafran uniform.


    But leadership of the group insisted that the arrested members of the movement had been remanded at the
    Okigwe prisons for alleged treasonable felony.

    In a chat with newsmen, the leader of MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike,described the arrest of his members as an act of intimidation by the Federal Government, stating that MASSOB members were not criminals and that it was part of the arm-twisting tactics of the government to harass his members for dressing in their uniforms.

    “It is an act of intimidation and twisting tactics by Nigerian Government to arrest my members because they were dressed in Biafran uniform.

    Those who were arrested are not criminals, they did not harass anybody while dressed in their uniforms and they were not wearing camouflage but just the usual Biafran uniform,” the MASSOB leader lamented,Uwazuruike disclosed that those arrested by the army personnel were handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police in the state, which he said had charged them with treasonable felony before they were remanded in Okigwe prisons.

    But spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, Mr
    Andrew Enwerem (DSP),said they had no knowledge of the arrested members of MASSOB as they were not brought to the command by the army.

    “We don’t know the whereabouts of the MASSOB members, who were said to have been arrested by the army last weekend as they were not brought to the command.

    “We only learnt that some army personnel had arrested some members of MASSOB, but as I speak to you now we have not seen them physically because they were never brought to the command. So, I cannot say where they were taken to or detained,” he said.

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