A Magistrate Court in Owere, Imo State, has ordered the release of over 100 women detained after a protest demanding the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The women were arrested on August 18 and detained following allegations of alleged treason and unlawful assembly among other offences.
According to PUNCH, 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 had 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.
While speaking to a correspondent, the Police prosecutor, Theaddus Okay, said that the Police had no representation because the matter had been referred to the state ministry of justice for legal counsel and decision.
He said that the Police had no powers in whatever decision that was taken subsequently.
via: INFORMATION NIGERIA