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Nigeria High Court grants bail to Gloria Okolie detained by Police for over 70 days

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 Nigeria Excessive Courtroom grants bail to Gloria Okolie detained by Police for over 70 days A Excessive Courtroom sitting within the Federal Capital Territory A…

 Nigeria Excessive Courtroom grants bail to Gloria Okolie detained by Police for over 70 days

A Excessive Courtroom sitting within the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on Friday ordered the Nigeria Police Drive to cost Gloria Okolie to court docket on or earlier than August 31, 2021, or be granted bail within the sum of N2m and Degree 12 officer as bond and surety.

The court docket ruling is coming after over 70 days because the Intelligence Response Workforce arrested and detained Okolie for an alleged hyperlink to the outlawed Indigenous Folks of Biafra’s Jap Safety Community.

Human rights activist and Director-Common, Behind Bars Initiative, Harrison Gwamnishu, confirmed the event to The PUNCH on Friday.

Gwamnishu and different activists had dragged the police to court docket to respect the basic rights to freedom of the 22-year-old detainee.

The PUNCH had reported how the younger woman was reportedly detained on the IRT workplace in Owerri, Imo State earlier than she was transferred to Abuja.

Gloria’s uncle, Christian Okolie, had stated the policemen extorted N280,000 in bribes to this point and demanded a further N100,000 to free the younger woman.

Her household had additionally alleged that she was used as a maid and intercourse slave by the officers whereas in custody.

However the Police in a press release had stated, “Investigations by the police workforce revealed that Gloria Okolie takes benefit of her gender and seemingly innocuous appears to be like as camouflage to hold out espionage towards army and police targets on behalf of IPOB/ESN.”

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee and plenty of human rights teams had faulted the continued detention of Okolie by the Police and had demanded that the detainee ought to be launched instantly or be charged to court docket to avail her of her proper to honest listening to.

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