The Anambra State Police Command, on Monday,has confirmed that it was ready to enforce its ban on IPOB, according to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Garba Umar, stated this at a press conference in his office at Amawbia near Awka, the state capital.
He reminded IPOB members that the punishment for belonging to the group as terrorist organisation was death.
His statement read in part, “Any person/persons involved in the activities of this proscribed group will be arrested and charged to court.
“The Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2013 as amended, provides a minimum punishment of 20 years and maximum, death sentence, depending on the offence.
“Section 37 Sub-section (1) Criminal Code Act, Cap 77, provides that “any person, who wages war against the state in order to intimidate or coerce the President or state governor, is guilty of treason and is liable on conviction to be sentenced to death.
“Therefore, I enjoin the general public to know that participating in the activities of this group is illegal and would amount to treasonable felony.
“I want to warn the general populace to desist from aiding and abetting members of this group. They should provide useful information to the Police to help us arrest fleeing members of this outlawed organisation.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )