By Glam & Essence
A lawmaker representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Ephraim Nwuzi, has been remanded to the Nigerian Correctional Centre in the Rivers State for 10 days on Wednesday February 22,by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in the State.
The lawmaker was arrested at his residence in Chokocho, Etche LGA by policemen over an inciting video, which he allegedly directed his supporters to shoot residents and INEC officials during the election.
As a result of the video evidence, the police filed a remand warrant against the federal lawmaker, who is also the All Progressives Congress candidate for Etche-Omuma Federal Constituency in Saturday’s election, accusing him of treasonable felony, conspiracy, motion of communal crisis, and inciting violence.
Following the filed charges the case came up in Court on Wednesday,with the counsel to the accused, Emenike Ebete,making an oral application for bail for him.The prosecution opposed it,telling the court that he be remanded to make way for proper investigation and arraignment.
The preceding Chief Magistrate,Amadi-Nna,after listening to both arguments of the case,chose to remand Nwuzi, who is seeking to be re-elected on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
In a chat with the press, counsel to Ebete said the offences preferred against his client were insufficient to warrant a remand.