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General News of Wednesday, 8 February 2023


Court sends 20 Atiku supporters to prison in Wike’s state, gives reason

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A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has remanded over 20 persons arrested in connection with a meeting by members of the Atiku Support Organisation in the state correctional centre.

They were arraigned on counts of conspiracy, cultism, and unlawful gathering, a report by The Punch confirmed on Tuesday, February 7th.

Chief Magistrate Collins Ali after refusing bail application by the defence counsel directed that the suspects be remanded in the correctional centre, before adjourning proceedings to March 22, 2023 for bail consideration.