There were jubilations as a high court in Owerri has granted the unconditional release of 114 women arraigned by the police on suspicion that they were members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.
The women who were remanded on the orders of a magistrate’s court in Owerri were arrested on August 17 by the police for demanding to know the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. They were also held for unlawful assembly.
According to reports, the bail application filed by the lead counsel to the women, Ejiofor Uche, was not opposed by the police.
Police prosecutor, Theaddus Oke, said that the case had been referred to the state Ministry of Justice for advice.
He said that the police had no say in whatever decision that was taken by the court.