Ebere Wabara Jumps Bail, Declared Wanted By Court
An Umuahia Magistrate Court Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Mr. Ebere Wabara of the Sun Newspapers for failing to appear in court over charges of sedition against the Abia State government.
He was granted bail after initial arrest by the police and was expected to appear in court today but jumped bail prompting the Chief Margistrate , John Ukpai of High Court 4 to order his arrest and that of his surety, Mr. Chuks Onuoha also of the Sun Newspapers.
Briefing journalists at the end of the court session, counsel to Abia state Government, Chief (Barr) Chukwunyere Nwabuko explained that Mr. Wabara is being arrested for disparaging the Abia State government and inciting the populace against the persons of the Governor and his family members through the Sun Newspapers and his internet publications.
According to the Government lawyer, Mr. Wabara was arrested by the police to disclose what he knew about his allegation that Engr. Chinedu Orji, son of the Governor ordered the killing of the Governor's aide, Mr. John Ndubuka as well as the killing of perceived opposition which he has been publishing in his accomplice on-line site, The City Reporters by one Don Norman.
Barr.Nwabuko pointed out that Wabara had initially denied owning the internet online site, The City Reporters, but was indicted following police investigation of the on-line site.
The matter was adjourned to 10th of April due to the absence of the accused.