The socio-cultural Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo has called for the immediate release of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who was arrested by the men of the State Security Service, SSS.
Abaribe, who is currently representing Abia South in the national assembly was arrested yesterday over a surety he took on behalf of the embattled Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
According to reports, Abaribe’s arrest was following the disappearance of Kanu, the IPOB leader who has a pending case at the court.
Reacting over the lawmaker’s arrest, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, the President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide – called for the immediate release of Chief Abaribe.
He described the arrest as an intimidation, stating that “We are all equal before the law”.
Nwodo said; “The circumstances prevailing at the time of the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu are beyond the contemplation of the law that a surety can guarantee the production of an accused person.
“The army in the name of “Operation Python Dance” invaded Nnamdi’s home and destabilized normalcy there.
“It is only the security agency that can disclose Nnamdi’s whereabout.
Senator Abaribe has no capacity, nor has any surety in the circumstances to know the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu.
“What happened in Umahia was an invasion, a war of a kind.
“Nnamdi may have been killed or captured in the imbroglio or even escaped into hiding.
“The onus lies on the security forces to disclose his whereabouts.
“The judiciary is beginning to tow the line of the executive by throwing the law overboard in matters that affect the South East.
“We are all equal before the law.
“Senator Abaribe must be released forthwith.
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