IPOB: Court frees 114 protesting Owerri women

IPOB women protest in Imo over Nnamdi Kanu

A high court in Owerri, Imo State on Friday evening released the 114 women suspected to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

The women were remanded by a magistrate’s court in Owerri on Monday and Thursday respectively after they were arrested and arraigned by the Police for demanding to know the whereabouts of missing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu.

The bail application filed by the lead counsel to the women, Ejiofor Uche, was not opposed, as the Police had no representation in court.

The court, therefore, granted the bail application, and freed the women unconditionally.

Their release sparked off wild jubilation on the court premises and within Owerri, the state capital.

The release of the women is believed to be sequel to an instruction given to the police by Governor Rochas Okorocha.