HURIWA accuses Police of framing 21-year-old woman, detaining her for 72 days without charge

August 22, 2021
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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused the office of the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, of framing up a 21-year-old woman, Glory Okolie, and detaining her for 72 days without charging her to court.

The social media had been agog in the past one week when the story of Okolie made the headlines after it was found out that operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Imo State had arrested her in June on the suspicion of being the girlfriend to a member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

The Police was alleged to have detained her arbitrarily where she was turned into a sex-slave and house maid to the officers.

Her plight was brought to the fore by a rights activist and Director General, Behind Bars Initiative, Harrison Gwamnishu, who posted about Okolie’s unlawful detention on Facebook and how she was allegedly turned into a “sex-slave and maid, washing clothes and cooking food at the IRT office in Owerri, before she was later moved to the unit’s headquarters in Abuja.”

Gwamnishu had posted:

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“21-year-old Miss Glory Okolie, who enrolled for the 2021 JAMB exam, has been in police detention since June, 2021, till date. She left the house and never returned.

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