Contrary to Oby Ezekwesili’s accusation that she was arrested and detained by the Police, Abuja Police Command has denied that arrest or detain of the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls group as well as its members.
Ezekwesili had alleged on Twitter that she was arrested by police at the Unity Fountain while she and other members of the group were planning to embark on a peaceful protest to the Villa.
“The FCT Police Command wishes to clear the air and set the record straight that it did not arrest or detain Prof. Oby Ezekwesili and some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group as being speculated on some social media platforms”, Police Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah said in a statement.
“It is pertinent to state that they were only brought to the Command to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order as some members of the group reacted violently and broke down security barriers set up by the police to restrict their protest to Unity Fountain.
“The members of the group were addressed by the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Sadiq Bello who reiterated the commitment of the Command to protect lives and property and enjoined the Bring Back Our Girls members to go about their lawful businesses. After briefing by the Commissioner of Police, the members of the group left the Command”.