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Emene Massacre: Enugu High Court Discharges and Acquits Three Arrested Innocent Biafra Youths

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A High Court in Enugu has discharged and acquitted three arrested innocent igbo youths.

This was disclosed by the IPOB Lead Counsel via his social media platforms.

He wrote:

“Breaking News!!!
Victory! Victory!! Victory!!! Continues …

UMUCHINEKE EH!!! It has happened again!!!

Recall the “Genocidal Massacre” of Emene youths of all Igbo extraction and consequent malicious prosecution of innocent persons abducted during the bloody onslaught?

A High Court sitting in Enugu today, the 14th day of December 2021, discharged and acquitted the three innocent Igbo youths who were arrested on the 23rd day of August 2020 namely:

1) PAUL OKAFOR

2) EDE FRIDAY EMMANUEL

3) OJIUDE JOSEPH ANAYOR

These youth were arrested during the Emene massacre, and were consequently charged before the Enugu High Court in Charge No: E/40C/2021, for offences of murder which carries capital punishment.

The trial was allowed on those frivolous but bogus charge. Witnesses were fielded by the prosecution who were all stereotyped on their line of evidence, but we patiently awaited for them to say “Amen”.

Upon the conclusion of their purported evidence, we filed a “No Case” submission for these innocent civilian youth, urging His Lordship to discharge them on the ground that the entire evidence of the prosecution did not disclose the commission of any offence, talk more of the alleged offence of murder, and as such the watery evidence of the prosecution does not warrant them to enter into the witness box to establish their innocence.

Consequently, we urged His Noble Lordship to discharge and acquit them because they have no case to answer.

Today, while delivering Ruling on our “No case” submission which was totally upheld, the Learned Trial Judge found and held that the Prosecution failed to show that the Defendants had any case to answer in the alleged case of murder. Hence, they were consequently discharged and acquitted.

We must not fail to appreciate the efforts of our erudite and indefatigable Head of Chambers (Chinwe Umeche, Esq) who personally handled the drafting and effectively monitored the submissions from the defense.

The advocacy skills of our esteemed Chijioke Ogeh, Esq who handled the defence and delivered it in the language the court understands, cannot be over emphasized.

I am particularly proud of this noble team in I. C. Ejiofor & Co., we are a formidable team!

The big news is still on the way and it shall happen soon.

Thank you all, UMUCHINEKE for your relentless support and prayers. We are winning!!!

Signed:
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq
Lead Counsel to Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu/IPOB
14th December 2021″

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