Amnesty Report Condemns Illegal Detention Of IPOB Member, Bright Chimezie

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New Amnesty International report has condemned the unlawful detention Of top IPOB member, Bright Chimezie despite Federal High Court Ordering his release in may 2017.

Mr Chimezie who is a Senior Special Assistant to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on the 14th October 2016 and was held incommunicado for severall months before he was brought to court.

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Mr Chimezie’s case was struck out by a federal high court sitting at Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Mr Chimezie was awarded damages to be paid by the DSS as a result of his illegal abduction and prolonged incarceration.

The DSS bluntly disobeyed the federal high court order and kept holding Chimezie incommunicado. Few months later, Bright Chimezie was joined to another case involving IPOB members.

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New Amnesty report on Nigeria, states that high profile IPOB member, Bright Chimezie was abducted and unlawfully held incommunicado by the Nigerian State Security Service SSS also known as DSS, despite a federal high court ordering his release.

“In May, a high court ordered the SSS to release Bright Chimezie, a member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Instead, the SSS included his name in another case. Bright Chimezie had not been brought to court by the end of the year; the SSS had held him in incommunicado detention for more than one year,” the report stated.

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The Nigerian DSS and military are notorious for disobeying and disregarding court orders, while on the other hand, they expect their citizens to obey court orders.

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