The Enugu state police command has arrested Benjamin Onwuka, leader of the Biafran Zionists Movement today.
Onwuka was arrested on Wednesday alongside 21 other members of the group during a Biafra celebration march along Independence Layout Enugu.
They were said to have been marching towards the State glGovernment House to hoist the Biafran flag, to commemorate the 51 years
anniversary of the declaration of the independence of Biafra.
Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the command, confirmed the arrest via a statement. He said the Biafran “leader” is wanted over a murder case.
“Onwuka has been standing trial in the court of competent court of jurisdiction over his alleged role of murder, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms before he resurfaced today but fell into the hands of the eagle eyed security operatives of the command,” he said.
“He was nabbed within the Enugu metropolis alongside his members based on the intelligence information. Suspects are helping the operatives in their investigations.”
The grouo numbering more than 50 had planned to take over the Government house in for the duration of the celebration.