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Ojukwu storms Owerri for Uwazurike

Owerri—Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, leader of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, is expected in Owerri this week in solidarity with embattled Chief Ralph Uwazurike.

Uwazurike, leader of Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB,  is standing trial, charged with the abduction of an American-based Nigerian, Pascal Okorie.

Mr Okechukwu Nworgu, MASSOB’s Owerri Regional Administrator, who spoke to newsmen in Owerri, weekend  expressed the hope that Uwazurike would be granted bail on April 27 when the court hears his application for bail.

He said that Ojukwu will  be in Owerri because the Ikemba Nnewi has been sympathetic to the struggles by the group.

“Members are in festive mood to receive him and accord him our traditional hospitality,” Nworgu said.

The trial suffered some legal setbacks following the inability of the Imo State government to produce the accused person in court.

At the last adjournment, counsel to Uwazurike was furious over failure by the prison authorities to bring he accused to court to face the charges against him, in spite of meeting all the legal demands. He had urged the court to make an order directing the state counsel to physically produce the accused in court on April 27.


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