14.09.2021 news Izuchukwu Okeke Rotting in Jail — for Revealing Whereabouts of ‘IPOB Lady’ Enslaved by Police

Published 14th Sep, 2021

By Ibrahim Adeyemi

Izuchukwu Okeke, the commercial motorcyclist who revealed the whereabouts of Glory Okolie, a 21-year-old lady arrested and enslaved by officers of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Squad (IRT), is languishing in Keffi Prison, Nassarawa State.

Okeke was arrested and detained during the IRT police raid in Imo state. While in custody, he witnessed the detention of Glory as bait to arrest her boyfriend, a suspected member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He would later inform Glory’s family who had been looking for her for weeks.

READ MORE: For Over 60 Days, IRT Policemen have Detained 21-Year-Old Lady, ‘Used her as Cook, Cleaner’

Consequently, the family visited IRT’s office in Owerri to secure her release but was not allowed to see her. The officers then invited Okeke to pick his seized motorcycle. When he showed up, they arrested him for revealing Glory’s whereabouts.

Harrison Gwamishu, the human rights activist fighting for Glory’s freedom, said Okeke’s rearrest was to punish him for exposing the Police.

Izuchukwu Okeke

“When the family visited IRT’s office on hearing of Glory’s arrest, the officers got to know that it was the man they released that told them about her whereabouts,” he told FIJ. “Therefore, they called him to pick up his motorcycle and then detained him. Till today, nobody has seen him.”

READ MORE: IGP Probes Enslavement of 21-Year-Old Lady by IRT Policemen

On Tuesday, when FIJ called Harrison to follow up on Okeke’s rearrest, he said the man had been transferred to Keffi Prison. He noted that the motorcyclist was made to languish in jail after he was detained by the Police for weeks without trial.

Harrison also said the Police have refused to obey a court order on Glory’s matter. Although the Police accused Glory of spying for the outlawed IPOB group, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted her bail in August.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Published 14th Sep, 2021

By Ibrahim Adeyemi


Our Stories

Lagos DPO Detains Lover for Stealing Pistol after Office Sex

JUST IN: Benin Republic Set to Rule over Igboho’s Extradition

El-Rufai Orders Closure of Kaduna Schools Over Rising Abduction

UNCOVERED: Senator Musa’s N125m ICT Building That has No Single Laptop

Hon Peter Akpatason’s N50m Bridge Project about to Collapse in Edo

From N5m to N355,000, IGP’s Policemen Force LASPOTECH Student to Bail Himself with Bribe

INVESTIGATION: Inside Kano Schools Where Pupils Learn in Poor Conditions

Halima Adetola

Woman Assaulted by Police in Osogbo During Lockdown Awarded N5m in Damages

Apapa Gridlock Yet to Disappear — but Truck Drivers Not the Reason

SPECIAL REPORT: How Motherless Babies Home in Abia Bought a Stolen Baby and Resold Him