Lady accused of being an IPOB informant granted bail by court

Avatar admin | August 27, 2021

Suspected IPOB informant granted bail by court

Gloria Okolie, the lay who is being accused of acting as an informat for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Friday August 27, granted bail by an Abuja high court. 

The 22-year-old was arrested in Imo state by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on June 17 for allegedly being friends with a suspected member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before being transferred to Abuja. 

After her arrest and continous detention led to an outcry, the police released a statement saying she was arrested for allegedly being a member of IPOB and for working with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri to attack officers and stations in Imo.

The statement read; 

“Police Investigations revealed that Gloria Okolie is a member of IPOB/ESN in Imo State who worked closely with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri a.k.a “Onye Army”, one of the ESN commanders earlier declared wanted by the Police for his lead roles in planning, coordinating and executing the attack on the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Imo State Headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service.”

However days after Okolie filed a fundamental human rights suit asking the court to mandate the police to pay the sum of N100 billion as general and punitive damages for infringing on her rights, the court has now ordered that she should be charged to court or be granted bail in the sum of N2 million and a level-12 officer as surety on or before August 31.

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