Court Releases Detained 114 IPOB Women
A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri on Friday evening ordered the release of the 114 women suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
The women were remanded in jail by a magistrate’s court in Owerri on Monday and Thursday respectively, after they were arrested and arraigned by the Police for protesting the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader.
It was gathered that the police had no representation in court so the bail application filed by the lead counsel to the women, Ejiofor Uche, was not opposed.
As a result of this, the court granted the bail application, and freed the women unconditionally.
It was also learnt that their release sparked off wild jubilation on the court premises and within Owerri, the state capital.