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Court Orders Nigerian Army to Release Alleged IPOB Sponsor in Rivers.

Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the Nigerian Army to release Tochukwu Okeke, who has been detained since July 5 over allegations of sponsoring the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and its militant wing, from the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

It was reported that it occurred after Okeke’s lawyer, Chinedum Agwaramgbo filed a fundamental right enforcement suit.

The Court also directed the service of the Nigerian Army, Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaha and the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Mechanized Division, Enugu, Taoreed Lagbaja, who were listed as 1st to 3rd respondents in the suit marked FHC/PH/203/2021.


In a 26-paragraphed affidavit that was deposed by Anih Nkem, the Court was told that the Applicant was on July 5, arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport by military officers.

The Despondent alleged that the Applicant had since then, remained in a military cell at Enugu.

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