Civil rights activist Chinonso Uba, Monday, claimed that his efforts towards the release of a 15-year-old girl, one Chidera Amaefula, who is allegedly being detained in the custody of the DSS in Owerri over her alleged membership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, are being frustrated.
Our correspondent gathered that Chidera is from Atta Umunam, Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.
She was said to have been arrested by Ebubeagu after her father accused her of being a membership of IPOB.
Chinonso stated in a message that, “I have tried to reach the DSS director in the state several times over this matter, but all to no avail.
“We wouldn’t like to have another Gloria Okolie who was illegally detained for nine months till justice was finally served as the court has ordered the police to pay her N60 million. The DSS could easily save herself from this same fate now!
“I wouldn’t have come public if the DSS had done what they were supposed to do before now…
“DSS should know that holding a minor without evidence is a crime against humanity and an infringement on her fundamental human right!
“I call upon the house member of Njaba State Constituency, Hon Uju Onwudiwe, and Hon Ugonna Ozuruigbo, to rise to the occasion and fight for the release of this little girl before it is too late.”
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a pro-Biafra actualisation group, is founded by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.