The 45 defendants is part of many others who were intimidated and arrested by Nigerian security operatives during the IPOB-Trump solidarity rally on the inauguration day of the US President on 20th January, 2017.
They’re on two-count charges of conspiracy to commit treason and treasonable felony. I
According to the Chief Magistrate, Andrew Jaja, “I have no other reason to detain these innocent people here anymore, they are free of crime and are lawful people, I hereby discharge them all with immediate effect.”
The decision of magistrate Jaja came few days after IPOB was declared “Not unlawful” by Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court Abuja, during the last court session involving the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government of Nigeria .