Five men have been arrested in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State for threatening a food vendor who opened for business today, Wednesday, Newsbreak reports.
The men reportedly refused to pay after eating, and threatened the food vendor for daring to open her shop on a sit-at-home day.
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had declared a sit-at-home exercise on Nnamdi Kanu’s trial days. Kanu is the leader of the separatist movement. Presently, he is detained by Nigerian authorities.
An eyewitness said: “Those guys have been in the habit of eating in a local mama put on restricted days and refusing to pay. Today in Ekwulobia, they came to do the same thing.
“After eating food of about N750 each, they stood up to leave and the woman requested money. They said that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is in court and she’s opening her shop.
“One of them brought out a dagger and threatened to pour the woman’s food, claiming they were unknown gunmen.
“She held one of them in his shirt and said they can only leave without paying her if they kill her. She started screaming and people doing clean up in their frontages showed up.
“They were handed over to the vigilante.”