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IPOB: Nigerians protest arrest of over 100 Women Demanding Whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu

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Nnamdi Kanu

Nigerians are calling for the release of over 100 women arrested by Imo police last week Friday.

The women, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) took to the streets to demand for the whereabouts of their leader Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu had disappeared last year when there was a clash between him and the military at his residence in Abia last year.

The women were arrested on Friday and charged to court on Monday.

According to Premium Times, the protesters “barricaded the popular Government House Roundabout and created a chaotic atmosphere around the area.” The report also added that the women “disrupted vehicular movement and other activities in some parts of the town.”

Imo Police commissioner Dasuki Galadanchi sent a special team who succeeded in arresting some of them after being met with resistance.

The women were arrested for conducting an illegal assembly and holding an unlawful protest, Imo police PRO Andrew Enwerem said.

Of the 114 women arrested, 2 were said to have slumped before their arraignment, thus causing their names to be removed from the charge sheet.

The 112 women pleaded not guilty to the charges read against them, and were refused bail by the magistrate, S.K. Durumba who adjourned the case to September 3rd.

Punch reports that on Thursday, 15 more women were arraigned for same reasons and were remanded in custody, increasing the number to 127. The report added that at least 25 of the women were moved from the Owerri federal prison to Okigwe prison due to congestion.

Nigerians are calling for the release of the women, using the hashtags #FreeOwerri112 and #FreeTheOwerri114

9 Comments

  1. Funke

    August 24, 2018 at 10:53 am

    test

  2. by_stander

    August 24, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Bibliology for lawyers and accountants

  3. Nnenne

    August 24, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Well, well,well, Nigerians are asking the right questions. We are waiting for the right answers.

  4. Nnenne

    August 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Never play with Igbo women.
    Democracy is their culture. We all remember 1929?

  5. Engoz

    August 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Eyah, that woman behind the gate. I have zoned out of this APC government and will channel my energies in kicking this government out. It consistently does not understand the rights of citizens in a democracy. The question is legitimate, where is Nnamdi Kanu? How can someone just miss like that? This is just unbelievable.

  6. Baybie

    August 24, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Meanwhile, criminals are sleeping peacefully in their mansions!

  7. seriously

    August 25, 2018 at 1:37 am

    NIgerians channel your energy, frustration in making sure buhari, APC, Saraki, PDP none of them get into office in the upcoming election. If it leads to war, let it be. Enough is enough.
    Sowore2019

    • Shao

      August 25, 2018 at 7:51 am

      Sowore? Blackmailer, fake news publisher? Yuck yuck yucky! ?
      We can’t settle for another rubbish.

      Isn’t there an experienced young intellect that has no dirt on him that is interested in saving Nigeria?????
      Where are thee, knight or knightress in shiny armour?

  8. John

    August 25, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Igbo women Sha .

    Staying real strong since 1929 and even before.

    An Igbo proverb.

    Never do something that will make them to unite against you.

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