Two men arrested for printing IPOB leaflets
The Anambra state police command have arrested two men identified as Udoka Ebubechukwu and Oluchukwu Okolujo, for printing IPOB leaflets with an inscription, Sit At Home No election in Anambra State.
The state commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, told newsmen that the arrested men claimed they were printers and were contracted by some members of the now-outlawed group to print the leaflets ahead of the November 18th governorship election in the state. The banned secessionist group has vowed to disrupt the election if the Nigerian government fails to give them a referendum for the creation of Biafra.
While addressing the press today, the state commissioner of police said “After a discreet procedure in collating intelligence on miscreants and members of the proscribed IPOB, the Onitsha area command raided a printing press where thousands of posters and handbills were being printed. Some of the fliers read, ‘Call for a referendum is not call for war;’ ‘No election in Anambra State,’ ‘Biafrans declare sit at home,’ ‘Anyone who insists on participating in the Anambra election will be doing so at his or her own risk,’ and so on. We won’t tolerate any insignia of the group in this state. If your nickname is IPOB, please change it now; otherwise, we’ll arrest and prosecute you.”.
Garba said the two suspects will be charged to court after investigations have been concluded.