Hate Speech: Court Remands APC House Of Rep Member To Prison Custody
A Magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded the member representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency Mr. Ephraim Nwuzi to Prison custody for 10days for remand warrant
Mr. Nwuzi who is also the Candidate of APC for Etche Omuma Federal constituency was arrested by state CID for alleged video sent to them for inciting violence, promoting communal crisis, treasonable felony and conspiracy.
Our Correspondent reports that no preferred charge was brought before the court
When the case was mentioned, the police requested that Nwuzi be remanded in Police custody till the investigation is completed, but the prosecutor opposed that Nwuzi be remanded in Prison custody, noting that his statement in the video can cause violence during and after election.
The Presiding Chief Magistrate Amadi Nna after listening to the counsel remanded Nwuzi to correctional center for ten days and adjourned to 3rd of March 2023 for hearing.
Meanwhile, speaking to journalists outside the court , Emenike Ebete who represented Nwuzi narrated what transpires in court.