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Gloria Okolie: Release Suspected Female IPOB Member, Amnesty International Tells Police

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A world human rights’ group, Amnesty Worldwide, has referred to as on the Nigerian Police Drive to launch Gloria Okolie from their detention.

Gloria was accused of being a member of the Jap Safety Community managed by the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous Folks of Biafra.



She was later arrested in connection to the assaults on safety formations and important nationwide infrastructures within the South East which noticed the demise of many safety operatives.

The police had described the 21-year-old lady as an intermediate one who receives money, medication and weapons on behalf of IPOB and ESN.

They’d stated she additionally helped in delivering similar to their commanders of their varied camps including that she actively aided a number of acts of homicide, arson and malicious injury by her prison actions, to each non-public and public property by the ESN.

However Gloria had continued to witness unwell therapies in detention whereas the police extorted her relations on false guarantees to safe her launch.

In the meantime, in an announcement launched by AI on Monday, the rights’ group expressed its dissatisfaction over the extended detention of the younger lady.

It added that Gloria needs to be launched or charged with a recognisable offence.

The assertion reads, “The Nigerian police should launch Gloria Okolie. The 21-year-old pupil has been in detention since June 17, 2021, for alleged involvement with a suspected ESN/IPOB member.

“Her lawyer instructed Amnesty Worldwide that she was arrested by the IRT unit of the Nigerian Police in Imo State and brought to Abuja the place she stays in detention with out entry to her relations and lawyer in violation of her human rights.

“Her lawyer additionally alleges that Gloria has been subjected to ill-treatment whereas in detention. The police additionally continued to extorting her household on false guarantees to launch her.

“We’re calling on police authorities to right away launch her or cost her with a recognisable offence. The police authorities should examine her extended detention and alleged ill-treatment and be sure that officers discovered culpable are punished in response to legislation.

“Amnesty Worldwide has prior to now documented a number of circumstances of ill-treatment together with sexual abuse of girls in police detention.”

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