Court orders protesting IPOB women’s release

A Magistrates’ Court in Owerri, Imo state, has ordered the release of over 100 women detained after a protest demanding the release of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in Owerri.
The women were arrested on August 18, and detained following allegations of treason and unlawful assembly, among other offences.
There have been campaigns and demands for their release, especially in the social media.
Premium Times reported that Amnesty International, on Friday, condemned the detention of the women protesters, describing it as a violation of their rights.
In an interview on Friday, the lawyer representing the women, Sam Amadi, confirmed their release, stating they were let off following a directive of the Imo state director of public prosecution.
“Yes, they have been released.
The DPP gave a directive for the case against them to be struck out, earlier today and we took it to the magistrate, along with the detained women.
The court ordered the immediate release of the women.
All them who came to the court were released from there.
“Only about 12 of them who were not in this prison are expected to be released from the Okigwe Prison, where they are held.
The case has also been struck out,” Amadi said.

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