IPOB: Arrest Of Over 100 Women Demanding The Whereabouts Of Nnamdi Kanu

The female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who took to the streets on Friday to demand the whereabouts of their leader Nnamdi Kanu were arrested same Friday and charged to court on Monday.

Kanu who disappeared last year when there was a clash between him and the military at his residence in Abia, till date is nowhere to be found.

The protesters were said to have barricaded the popular Government House Roundabout and created a chaotic atmosphere around the area and also disrupted vehicular movement and other activities in some parts of the town.

It was reported that the Imo state Police commissioner Dasuki Galadanchi sent a special team to arrest some of the women.

“The women were arrested for conducting an illegal assembly and holding an unlawful protest, Imo police” PRO Andrew Enwerem said.

The 112 women pleaded not guilty to the charges read against them, hence, were refused bail by the magistrate, S.K. Durumba who rather adjourned the case to September 3rd.

Nigerians on social media are however calling for the release of the women using the hashtags: "#FreeOwerri112 and #FreeTheOwerri114."