Police releases detained BBOG leader, Oby Ezekwesili

The Nigerian Police has released the former minister and convener of the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, who was earlier arrested and detained in the Nation’s Capital,  Abuja for unspecified reasosns. Sources confirmed to Global Sentinel that Ezekwesili who is one of the leading actors behind the “The Third Force”, which is a socio-political…
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The Nigerian Police has released the former minister and convener of the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, who was earlier arrested and detained in the Nation’s Capital,  Abuja for unspecified reasosns.

Sources confirmed to Global Sentinel that Ezekwesili who is one of the leading actors behind the “The Third Force”, which is a socio-political movement that is against the 2019 re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, was released after over an hour in Police custody.

Reports however, suggested that her arrest is  connected to the activities of the #BBOG group, demanding for the freedom of the remaining Chibok girls still being held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists.

In a series of posts on her Twitter handle, @obyezeks, the former Minister of Education, said she was arrested alongside some members of the BBOG group.

She said Aisha Yesufu, Maureen Kabrik, Jeff Okoroafor and four others were also arrested.

Reacting to the reported arrest, The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, in a statement via its Twitter page, demanded the immediate release of those arrested.

SERAP tweeted, “The reported false imprisonment & detention of @obyezeks & members of @BBOG_Nigeria makes a mockery of @MBuhari’s claim that this govt is one of change that is governed by d rule of law. The authorities should immediately release them & allow them to freely exercise their rights.”

A former minister and convener of the BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, has been arrested and is being detained by the police in Abuja.

Her arrest is believed to be connected to the activities of the group.

In a series of posts on her Twitter handle, @obyezeks, the former Minister of Education, said she was arrested alongside some members of the BBOG group.

She said Aisha Yesufu, Maureen Kabrik, Jeff Okoroafor and four others were also arrested.

Reacting to the reported arrest, The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, in a statement via its Twitter page, demanded the immediate release of those arrested.

SERAP tweeted, “The reported false imprisonment & detention of @obyezeks & members of @BBOG_Nigeria makes a mockery of @MBuhari’s claim that this govt is one of change that is governed by d rule of law. The authorities should immediately release them & allow them to freely exercise their rights.”

The FG of President .@MBuhari instructed the IG of @PoliceNG to DETAIN ME AND OTHER MEMBERS of @BBOG_Nigeria here at the Unity Fountain. Police men and women have BUILT AN IMPREGNABLE WALL and LOCKED ME IN. I have asked them more than 30 times to LET ME OUT and they REFUSED.

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The FG of President .@MBuhari instructed the IG of @PoliceNG to DETAIN ME AND OTHER MEMBERS of @BBOG_Nigeria here at the Unity Fountain. Police men and women have BUILT AN IMPREGNABLE WALL and LOCKED ME IN. I have asked them more than 30 times to LET ME OUT and they REFUSED.

President @MBuhari The police officers deployed by IG of .@PoliceNG is VIOLATING my FREEDOM of MOVEMENT by LOCKING ME IN in broad day light at the Unity Fountain. THIS IS A DEMOCRACY. Officer Tina Ishaya just again REFUSED TO LET ME OUT OF THEIR WALL.

Source:Global Sentinel

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