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Court Rules On IPOB’s Proscription Jan. 17

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 17, 2018, to decide if it will set aside the order of proscription against the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group.

IPOB had filed an application challenging the order of proscription made by the court on September 20, 2017.

The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, had on September 20, 2017, issued the proscription order upon an ex parte application by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).

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However, in a motion filed before the same judge on September 22, the Pro-Biafra group, through its lead counsel, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor‎, challenged the proscription order, arguing the order was unconstitutional.

After hearing Ejiofor, Justice Kafarati fixed January 17 for judgement.