Human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, has knocked the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Respond Squad (IRT), Tiger Base, Owerri, Imo State, for detaining Izuchukwu Okeke, who revealed the whereabouts of Glory Okolie, a 21-year-old woman enslaved of their workplace for a number of weeks.
The police had arrested Okolie for allegedly being buddies with a suspected member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
She was later transferred to Abuja, regardless of efforts by her relations to safe his launch.
After 66 days in detention, the police, in an announcement on Sunday, mentioned she was arrested for alleged membership of IPOB and for working with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri to assault officers and stations in Imo.
Her detention had stirred a public outcry as many Nigerians, together with civil society organisations, who referred to as for her launch.
SaharaReporters gathered that the police arrested Okeke at his home for revealing the whereabouts of the 21-year-old woman.
He was subsequently detained and his bike seized by the officers.
Commenting on the arrest, human rights activist and Amnesty International designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore wrote, “Izuchukwu Okeke… The fellow who exposed the Nigeria Police Force over the enslavement, abuse and unlawful detention of Glory Okolie has since been detained unlawfully at an unknown location by the Inspector General of Police IRT Rogue Unit. Let’s fight for his release! #RevolutionNow #freegloryokolie # #FreeIzuchukwuOkeke.”
Izuchukwu Okeke, fellow who uncovered @PoliceNG over the enslavement, abuse and illegal detention of Glory Okolie has since been detained unlawfully at an unknown location by the IGP-IRT Rogue Unit. Letâs combat for his launch! #RevolutionNow #freegloryokolie #FreeIzuchukwuOkeke pic.twitter.com/ZpgCj6lLJs
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) August 27, 2021