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The trial of Eze Ndigbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos State, Frederick Nwajagu, was yesterday stalled due to the absence of his counsel.
Nwajagu, standing trial before a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square, was arraigned by the Lagos State government on 9th May on a nine-count charge, bordering on an attempt to commit terrorism, involvement in terrorism, and meeting to support a proscribed entity.
The Eastern Updates reports that the Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Nwajagu for threatening to invite members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos.
Nwajagu who claimed that IPOB members would help protect the properties of Igbos in Lagos State, pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.
Justice Yetunde Adesanya adjourned the case until Wednesday.
In another report, that there was pandemonium in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, yesterday, as gunmen invaded Ishieke and Ukwuachi suburbs of the city, shooting sporadically into the air to disperse traders at a market in the area.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the gunmen believed to be enforcing the seven days sit-at-home, declared by Simon Ekpa’s group, stormed the market.
It was learnt that one police van and two motorcycles were set ablaze by the gunmen, who were shouting that they will continue to terrorise the people until the sit-at-home period elapses.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the gunmen operated in an open roof vehicle and two motorcycles, wielding various high calibre guns, which resulted in people scampering for safety.
According to the source, the gunmen were warning traders to go home immediately for their own good. However, the news of the incident filtered into town, leading to shops and businesses in parts of the state shutting down temporarily.