Ebonyi rejects court order to disband Ebubeagu 

Ebonyi state government Wednesday said it will resist the disbandment of the Ebubeagu security outfit by the Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi state.

The state government led by David Umahi made this known during a joint press briefing by the Commissioner of Information and state Orientation, Mr. Uchenna Orji, the Principal Secretary, Emmanuel Obasi, and the security consultant, Stanley Okoro Emegha, at the old Government House, Abakaliki.

A judgment delivered by Justice Fatun Riman of the Federal High Court, Abakaliki, Tuesday declared that Ebubeagu which was established by the state House of Assembly, EBSHA, was illegal and unconstitutional.

Justice Riman had in his judgment disbanded the security outfit and called on Nigeria Police and other security agencies to disarm Ebubeagu operatives.

But, the state government, in a press briefing through Mr. Uchenna Orji and Stanley Okoro Emegha described the judgment as biased, a miscarriage of justice, and a judicial rascality.

Umahi said that the Ebubeagu operatives will continue to exist and nothing can stop their operations in the state.

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