Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s lawyer, Chukwuma- machukwu Ume (SAN), has disclosed that his client was arrested by the DSS over alleged gunrunning and aiding the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Speaking to newsmen on Saturday, Ume said the allegations were contained in a search warrant used to raid the lawmakers home in Apo Legislative Quarters in Abuja.
The lawyer said the search operation lasted six hours, between 5pm and 11:15pm on Friday.
Ume said: “Of all the 27 items seized and taken away, none could be all they wanted to see in terms of arms and ammunition or stored bags of ‘Ghana Must Go’ for sponsoring the said IPOB.
“Unfortunately two of the 27 items include the two handsets of two USA citizens found in the home. One of the laptops taken included that of an educationist containing examination questions slated to be set for students on June 25, 2018.
“All pleas for these questions to be copied were refused.”
Abaribe, the surety to missing IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, is to appear in court on June 26, 2018.