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IPOB: HURIWA blasts police for keeping Imo girl hostage for 72 days, accusing her of spying




The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused the workplace of the Inspector Basic of Police of making an attempt to border up a lady, Glory Okolie, whose household had been on the lookout for since June.

It was later discovered that the 21-year-old was held hostage by officers of the Intelligence Response Staff (IRT) in Imo State.

HURIWA mentioned {that a} Pressure Headquarters’ assertion, the place it declared the woman a terror suspect after civil rights campaigner, one Harrison Gwamnishu, had discovered her being allegedly transformed to a maid for 72 days by the Police, was despicable, reprehensible and odious.

The rights group requested the IGP to not carry by way of with the “shameful plot of vendetta and body up in opposition to an apparently distressed woman whose household haven’t seen for months after she was made to vanish by the police in Imo State.”

Okolie was mentioned to have been arrested on June 17 by IRT officers with the intention to use her as bait to arrest her boyfriend, who’s suspected to be a member of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB).

Then, Gwamnishu, an activist and director-general of Behind Bars Human Rights Basis, in a Fb submit, had mentioned it was later found that Okolie was within the custody of IRT in Imo allegedly cooking and washing for the officers.

HURIWA described the police motion as a transparent case of prison acts of human rights violations and abuses inflicted on a citizen of Nigeria on account of a mere suspicion that her purported boyfriend is a member of IPOB.

HURIWA additional mentioned that it finds the police assertion, during which it said that it has arrested ‘militants spy woman’, completely irresponsible, insensitive, irrational and initiatives the Nigerian Police Pressure as a bunch of hostage takers.

The human rights group identified that Miss Okolie’s case was already public data relating to how she was illegally detained and allegedly made to work for the police in Imo State as a maid.

HURIWA mentioned “it’s disingenuous and imbecilic for the police by way of the Pressure headquarters to spew the next propaganda in regards to the woman whose case was already within the public area as somebody being victimised by the police.”

The advocacy Group mentioned “this act of unprofessional policing is one among the various causes that the Nigerian police pressure has through the years self destroyed the general public picture of the police and has uncovered the establishment to Worldwide opprobrium and shame.”

HURIWA’s assertion was signed by the Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the Nationwide Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, the place it maintained that “it was disappointing that [this this is coming] at a time some individuals are starting to assume that the police has ultimately determined to show a brand new leaf.

The group accused the police of “brazenly performing authorities magic and making an attempt to foist and impose a wierd and completely mindless cost on an harmless woman that their operatives [have] held hostage for over 72 days and by no means contacted her household nor cost her to court docket in opposition to the constitutional provisions.”

HURIWA identified that the structure presumes the woman as being completely harmless within the eye of the regulation “however this Nigerian police pressure that’s completely despicable saved her for a lot of months and has solely simply issued a lame and tepid press Assertion accusing the woman of being a spy.”

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