One Darlington Unamba, who was in detention over his alleged links with the Indigenous People of Biafra, has regained freedom.
This was disclosed by Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel for the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, via his verified Facebook page. Ejiofor reinstated his resolve for the freedom of those detained over alleged links with Biafra across the federation.
According to him, “We remain dedicated to our avowed undertaking towards ensuring that every ‘Ezigbo UmuChineke’ who are illegally detained in the various Correctional Centres across the states and custodies of the Nigerian security agencies respectively, secure their freedom through legal processes.
“In line with our commitment, on 17th day of July, 2023, MR. DARLINGTON UNAMBA, who has been incarcerated over the past two years, was upon our application, discharged of the frivolous terrorism charge filed against him at the Federal High Court, Abuja, in Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/476/2021.
“Upon the charge being struck out on our application, His Lordship consequently discharged MR. DARLINGTON UNAMBA and told him to go home. He has gone home a free man!
“Darlington’s gory experience in the hands of members of the defunct Intelligence Response Team (IRT), hitherto under the direct supervision and headship of disgraced/suspended DCP Abba Kyari, was indeed horrific. Because right in his presence, the soulless officers of the defunct IRT team randomly brought out innocent Biafrans from their cell, who were all abducted from the South-East states, and gruesomely but extrajudicially murdered them at their slaughter house in Abbatoir Garki, Abuja.
“Luckily for Darlington, an intervention by a senior officer who was sent by God saved his life before the trigger could be pulled, otherwise, his story would have ended like the others.”
Ejiofor commended ‘the dexterity and hard work of Habila Turshak, Esq. and my other colleagues in Chambers, who worked tirelessly to secure this unconditional victory.”
He further expressed hope that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would soon regain his freedom.
According to him, “As we await the imminent unconditional release of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, we wish to reiterate our unalloyed obligation towards securing justice for the oppressed and downtrodden, and there is no retreat until all Ezigbo UmuChineke still unlawfully languishing in various detention facilities, are freed.”
IPOB is founded by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to champion the actualisation of the republic of Biafra. He is being detained over alleged running a proscribed group, jumping bail and treason.