Home CRIME Owerri Court Jails MASSOB Leader, Ralph Uwazuruike For Disobeying Court Order

Owerri Court Jails MASSOB Leader, Ralph Uwazuruike For Disobeying Court Order

MASSOB leader ,Ralph Uwazuruike

An Owerri high court in Imo State has sent the founder of the Movement for the actualization of a Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruioke to one month jail term for disobeying a court order.

The presiding judge, Justice Kemakolam Ojiako made the order in the civil case, HOW/265/2013, between Uwazuruike (plaintiff) and Barr. Chigozie Iheama and others over a land dispute.

Uwazuruike was sentenced for disobeying a directive to appear in court for a case in which he is a plaintiff.

Counsel to the defendant, C.K. Okorie, in a motion on notice, had prayed the court to commit the plaintiff/contemnor to prison for disobeying the order of the court.

In his ruling, Justice Ojiako said: “the plaintiff, Chief Raphael Uwazuruike, is hereby found guilty of contempt/disobedience to the said order of court made on April 2, 2017. That the plaintiff, Chief Raphael Uwazuruike, is hereby committed/sentenced to prison custody and shall be so detained for a period of one month from the date of his commitment to prison.”

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Uwazuruike, his agents, privies or servants were also restrained from entering the land.