Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ogbizi, Friday arraigned one Mrs. Felicia Ejezie, otherwise known as Mama Biafra “F” 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 g 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 N300,000.00 (three hundred thousand naira).
It would be recalled that Felicia Ejezie (Mama Biafra) was mid-Wednesday last week arrested by a team of police men armed to the teeth, at Umuwaya road vendors’ distribution point around 3 pm and had since then put her under police custody.