UPDATE: Court Grants Enslaved 21-Year-Old Glory Okolie Stringent N10million Bail Condition Over Alleged IPOB Links, To Remain In Prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to 21-year-old Glory Okolie within the sum of N10 million with two sureties.

Okolie has been arrested, detained and enslaved since June 17 by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Imo State.

UPDATE: Court Grants Enslaved 21-Year-Old Glory Okolie Stringent N10million Bail Condition Over Alleged IPOB Links, To Remain In Prison 2

Ruling on the bail software on Tuesday, the presiding choose, Justice Taiwo Taiwo admitted her to bail of N10 million in like sum wìth two sureties, certainly one of whom should be at the least a degree 14 civil servant whereas the opposite should personal landed property and should have lived at the moment tackle for at the least two years.

Okolie, who was accused of offences bordering on terrorism, was arrested by the Nigeria Police Force 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 her launch.

While reacting to the bail situations, her lawyer, Ihensekhien Samuel recommended the choose for admitting her to bail although the phrases had been stringent. 

He, nonetheless, stated they might apply for variation in the end.

Okolie and her co-defendant, Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri, will stay in Suleja Correctional Centre custody pending the fulfilment of their bail situations.

Recall that after 66 days in detention, the police, in an announcement stated she was arrested for allegedly being a member of IPOB and for working with Emojiri to assault officers and stations in Imo.

Her detention stirred public outcry as many Nigerians and civil society organisations referred to as for her launch.

In the enrolment order obtained by journalists, the case was instituted by the Inspector General of Police, the Commander, Police Intelligence Response Team (DCP Tunji Disu) and the Attorney General of the Federation.

The orders of the courtroom presided over by Justice Sylvanus Chinedu Orji had been that “the Respondents (Police/FG) should charge the applicant (Gloria Okolie) to court on or before 31st August 2021 if they have any case against her”.

The judge had said, “If the applicant is not charged to court as aforesaid, the respondents, especially the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, are ordered to release her on bail upon fulfilment of the following conditions.

“The applicant shall enter into a bond in the sum of #2,000,000.00 with one surety in like sum to report to the respondents whenever they are ready to charge her to court.

“The surety shall be a civil servant of at least grade level 12 in the federal civil service.”

But the police had refused to launch her on that situation. 

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