Breaking: Oby Ezekwesili Arrested By Police

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The convener of the BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, has been arrested by the police for unknown offences.

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

According to her, those arrested include herself, Aisha Yesufu, Ms Maureen Kabrik, Jeff Okoroafor, and four others.

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.

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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 [email protected] 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.

— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 23, 2018

President @MBuhari The police officers deployed by IG of [email protected] 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.

— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 23, 2018

President @MBuhari at your instruction, the IG of @PoliceNG CONTINUES TO DETAIN ME and HAVE ARRESTED SOME OF OUR MEMBERS.

— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 23, 2018

President [email protected] members of our BBOG Movement @BBOG_Nigeria HAVE BEEN ARRESTED BY OUR IG of [email protected] . WE ARE ALL WAITING TO BE ARRESTED SINCE it has become an OFFENSE to DEMAND THAT YOU KEEP YOUR PROMISE TO RESCUE ALL OUR CHIBOKGIRLS.

— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 23, 2018


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