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Court grants bail to 63 Obigbo residents detained by the army, police and DSS

 


63 residents of Obigbo in Rivers State detained in three facilities belonging to the Nigerian Army, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police in Abuja have been granted bail by a Nigerian court.

 

Human rights and advocacy research group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) said the release of the detainees followed the consideration of their bail application filed on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 before an Abuja Grade 11 Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse.

 

It was alleged that the freed victims were part of over 400 innocent and defenceless Obigbo residents, including over 60 girls and young women "abducted" between October and November 2020 at their work places or on their way home from work or while engaging in other lawful social activities.

 

This Day reported that Intersociety said the release of the 63 abductees was made possible through the efforts of Mr. ER Okoroafor, a British citizen of Igbo nativity and international human rights lawyer.


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