Abaribe Arrested for Allegedly Aiding and Abetting IPOB, Says Lawyer

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By Deji Elumoye and Senator Iroegbu in Abuja and David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Counsel of detained member of the National Assembly, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Mr. Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, SAN, has said his client was picked up by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) for allegedly aiding and abetting the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Addressing a news conference yesterday in Abuja, Ume claimed he got to know about Abaribe’s offence when the DSS operatives stormed his client’s residence on Friday evening.

He said, “When the security operatives shortly after arresting Abaribe at forenoon on Friday stormed his Apo residence to conduct some search, I specifically requested to know if they have a search warrant and they answered in the affirmative.

“At that point, they showed me a search warrant signed by one Magistrate Kutigi and on the warrant it was written that my client was arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting the…

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