APC Reps member in  prison over alleged incitement

CITIZENS COMPASS– FOR allegedly Inciting violence, Mr  Ephraim Nwuzi, a member of House of Representatives representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has been remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS), in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State,

Ephraim who is also is seeking reelection on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), was remanded today, after he was arraigned by the Nigeria Police, for allegedly inciting violence over the coming elections in a trending video.

Chief Magistrate, Amadi O. Amadi-Nna, who presided over the court, ruled that the politician be remanded for 10 days pending the outcome of an investigation by the police into the alleged offence.

Offences preferred against him include treasonable felony, conspiracy, inciting violence, promotion of communal crisis and conspiracy.

Counsel to the lawmaker, Chief Emenike Ebete, said “We have submitted to the court that the offences disclosed in the particulars and affidavit attached were not sufficient enough for him to be remanded.

“The court in its wisdom held that the offences are precious and that he should be remanded in prison custody until the 3rd of March 2023 pending when a charge will be preferred against him by the state.”

The Reps member was on Wednesday morning apprehended by policemen who broke into his Chokocho, Etche residence.


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