A human rights group, Worldwide Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Legislation (Intersociety) has mentioned the army arrested harmless folks throughout its raid in quest of members of the Japanese Safety Community (ESN) in Orlu, Imo State
A press assertion signed by the chairman board of trustees of Intersociety, Mr Emeka Umeagbalasi mentioned the claims by the army that these arrested have been members of Nnamdi Kanu’s safety community was false.
The group mentioned it has investigated the individuals publicly paraded by the army and located the claims to be false, including that whereas among the suspects have been mentally ailing individuals arrested from a house the place they have been present process remedy, others have been Christian clerics who ran the house.
The group has now known as for the speedy and unconditional launch of the paraded suspects who have been allegedly wrongly accused.
The group mentioned, “The Worldwide Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Legislation is strongly calling for speedy discharge and acquittal of these paraded not too long ago by the Nigerian Military, 82 Division in Enugu and its satellite tv for pc formations: the 34 Brigade, Owerri and the 302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha.
“To be launched unconditionally, too, are others kidnapped and presently languishing in unlawful Military and police cells numbering over 30. For the 9 abductees arraigned and remanded, expenses in opposition to them concocted by the arraigning authorities have to be withdrawn they usually have to be discharged and acquitted.”
The detainees numbering over 33 have been not too long ago paraded by the Nigerian Military and labelled IPOB/ESN terrorists and murderers who not too long ago killed troopers and harmless civilians in Orlu.
The group mentioned claims by the Military that the suspects have been arrested with rifles and Biafra insignias in Orlu and environs have been all unfaithful.
“Quite the opposite, investigations carried out by Intersociety clearly reveals that almost all, if not all of the paraded residents are harmless and defenceless residents kidnapped of their houses, church sanctuaries and different quiet locations in Orlu, Njaba, Orsu and Oru Japanese Native Authorities Areas of Imo State and a few elements of Ihiala and Nnewi South Native Authorities Areas of Anambra State.
“They embody Christian clerics of the African Instituted Church buildings-a department of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) and a few mentally challenged residents. The kidnapped and paraded included 9 individuals secretly arraigned final week Friday, nineteenth Feb 2021 on the Justice of the Peace Court docket 16 in Owerri, Imo State, labelled “murderers of troopers in Orlu” and remanded in Jail or Correctional custody.”
The group which mentioned it has extensively investigated the suspects in query, gave out their names and the situation underneath which they have been arrested whereas calling on army authorities to rapidly launch them unconditionally.