A Magistrates Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded the lawmaker representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Ephraim Nwuzi, to the Nigerian Correctional Centre in the Rivers State.
According to Punch, this followed a remand proceeding preferred against him by the Rivers State Police Command for treasonable felony, conspiracy and inciting violence.
The lawmaker is also the All Progressives Congress candidate for Etche-Omuma Federal Constituency in Saturday’s election.
Counsel to the accused, Emenike Ebete made an application for bail but it was opposed by the prosecution and the Investigation Police Officers in charge of the matter.
They requested that Nwuzi be remanded to pave the way for proper investigation and arraignment.
Chief Magistrate O. Amadi-Nna after listening to the arguments remanded Nwuzi based on the allegations.
Speaking to newsmen outside the court session, Ebete said the offences preferred against his client were insufficient to warrant a remand.
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