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‘IPOB Girl’ Glory Okolie, one other charged with alleged terrorism

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation has dragged Glory Okolie and one other before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on 12 counts bordering on terrorism.

In the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/297/2021 and filed by a lawyer in the Office of the AGF, S. M. Labaran, Okolie was alleged to have committed an act of terrorism by supplying information to a member of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emeoyiri Benjamin, in order to evade apprehension.

The charge sheet reads partly, “That you, Okolie Glory, female adult of Obor-Otonumous Community, Orlu Local Government Area, , Imo State sometime in 2021 at Amaifeke, Banana Junction, Orlu, in Imo State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court directly rendered support to Emeoyiri Uzoma Benjamin, a member of Indigenous People of Biafra, a proscribed organisation in Nigeria, by providing your account details: Okolie Glory Njideka, Fidelity Bank with account number: 6552466814, to him for collection of the sum of N300,000 from one Chinasa Nworu in furtherance of acts of terrorism; and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 5 of the Terrorism (Prevention)(Amendment) Act, 2013.

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Charged alongside Okolie is Emeoyiri Benjamin.

Benjamin is charged with alleged membership of IPOB.

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He is also charged for allegedly and knowingly receiving two-week training as preparation to engage in committing a terrorist act and attacking the Nworeubi Police State and setting the police station ablaze.

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