The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has demanded the release of its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, who was arrested by the police on Thursday.
Head, CUPP Contact and Mobilization and National Chairman Action Alliance, Barr (Chief) Kenneth Udeze made the demand in a press briefing in Abuja.
According to him, the CUPP has been informed by the legal team of Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere of his Gestapo style arrest by the men of the Nigeria Police Force on the instigation of Femi Gbajabiamila the Speaker of the House of Representatives over a matter that is in court.
He further stated that the court has directly and in clear terms restrained the Police from arresting or detaining him in any manner.
Udeze added that their spokesman was arrested at the INEC Headquarters having attended a meeting in preparation for his party’s primaries for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
He said “the Police have been served with the order of the Court and all other processes in the matter and indeed yesterday before the arrest, the Bailiff of the Court had also served another hearing notice on the Police notifying them of the next adjourned date which is 30th June, 2020.
“The DG DSS has filed his processes and appeared in Court but the Inspector General Police has refused to file anything or appear in Court. We do not want to believe that he is being teleguided.
“It is the demand of the CUPP that Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere be released immediately and unconditionally.
“The Nigeria Police must learn to obey the direct order of the Court. That is how democracy is practiced. Rule of law and constitutional democracy demand that the Court must be obeyed by every person or authority which is before it,” he added.
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