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BREAKING: BBOG Co-Founder Detained In FCT By Police

By Danjuma Aliyu 

The police in Abuja has detained Oby Ezekwesili, co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Campaign. 

The former Minister of Education and World Bank VP, who recently began to push for the red card against the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Nigeria was arrested  this morning.

According to her Tweets, @obyezeks and a few other BBOG activists are being held by law enforcement officials without charge.

Jeff Okoroafor, is one of those currently in detention with Mrs Ezekwesili. He made this known through his twitter account.

Both said that they don’t know where they are going and the “police here has refused to tell us why we are detained.”

Today’s arrests comes hours after a judge granted bail to Tim Elombah, an editor, who was arrested on January 25, 2018.

The arrest of Tim and his brother, Daniel by the officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, was made on the order of Ibrahim Idris, following the publications n of an unfavourable news story against the Inspector General of Police, IGP.

The Elombah brothers have filled a suit over the alleged violation of their fundamental human rights and are seeking N1 billion damages against the IGP.

In her ruling today, Justice Ajoke of the Abuja High Court, Wuse 2 directed the Nigerian Police to release Tim Elombah within 24 hours with a condition of one reasonable surety with N500,000 in like sum.

 

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