Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Wednesday, expressed anger over the continuous incarceration of their leader, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka
Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Wednesday, expressed anger over the continuous incarceration of their leader, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka and 19 others in prison custody.
This followed the failure to produce them in court for continuation of their trial.
It could be recalled that Onwuka was earlier docked alongside 19 other members of the group following their arrest at the Enugu Government House gate on May 30.
They were arraigned before senior magistrate, J.O Umezulike, of Enugu East Magistrate Court, in charge number CME/285C/2018.
Although the case was adjourned till today, Wednesday for advice from the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP, the accused persons were not produced in court.
Deputy Leader of the group, Mazi Ambrose Ugwu, who spoke to journalists at the court premises, said they were disappointed over the development.
“We came here today with the expectation that our leader and the other people being detained with him will be produced in court to be discharged but that was not to be.
“What have they done to warrant their detention? Our demand remains that they should be freed having committed no offence. They were not armed, neither did they kill anybody to warrant this incarceration.
“All we are demanding is freedom, it is within the provisions of all international laws and conventions.
“So, we are calling on the government to order their immediate release.
“They should go after killer herdsmen and leave innocent Biafra agitators alone,” Ugwu said.
Lawyer to the Biafra agitators, Barr. Harrison Okakpu, when approached by journalists, said it was too early for him to speak on the matter.