Originator of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has been condemned to multi month in ja
Originator of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has been condemned to multi month in jail by a judge of an Owerri high court in Imo State for defying the request of the court to show up for a situation in which he is offended party.
Directing Justice Kemakolam Ojiako made the request in the common case, HOW/265/2013, between Uwazuruike (offended party) and Barr. Chigozie Iheama and others over a land debate.
Controlling on the movement on see recorded on July 6, 2017, by C.K. Okorie, insight to the litigant, asking the court to submit the offended party/contemnor to jail for ignoring the request of the court, Ojiako decided that, “The offended party, Chief Raphael Uwazuruike, is thus discovered liable of scorn/defiance to the said request of court made on April 2, 2017.
“That the offended party, Chief Raphael Uwazuruike, is thus dedicated/condemned to jail guardianship and might be so confined for a time of multi month from the date of his duty to jail.”
Ojiako additionally limited Uwazuruike, his operators, privies or hirelings from going into the said arrive pending the assurance of the activity.
The judge dismissed procedures to July 10, 2018.
In any case, Emmanuel Chukwuka, insight to the MASSOB/BIM pioneer, said that they had before advanced the disdain procedures at the Appeal Court, which was slated for hearing on October 2, 2019, however the judge has proceeded with the hatred procedures.
“The decision of the court has been requested at the Court of Appeal yet Justice Ojiako demands he will proceed with the issue, instead of stay procedures in the issue, similar to the typical practice,” he said.