Protest in Umuahia over continued detention of N-Power ambassador
By Steve Oko
N-Power beneficiaries in Abia, Wednesday, staged a peaceful march in Umuahia to protest the arrest and continued detention of their “anchor person” in the state, Mr. Felix Obisike
The beneficiaries who converged from different parts of the state queried the motive behind Obisike’s arrest, saying he only a victim of political war.
Obisike was arrested last week for alleged forgery of “INEC result sheets”.
But the protesters disagreed with those behind the arrest of Obisike, saying the allegation was politically motivated.
The N-Power protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as : “Free our N-Power ambassadors”, “DSS should release Felix “, Nigeria constitution is suffering serious attack “, etc.
Spokesman of the group, Mr. Otuonye Johnson, called on the Department of State Services where Felix is currently held under “protective custody ” to either release him or charge him to court.
He argued that even INEC had said its result sheets were not missing, hence, invalidating the veracity of the allegation.
Reading from a prepared speech he said “we received with deep shock the poorly managed comic video of the purported arrest of Felix with INEC result sheets “.
” The truth remains that Felix is a victim of vendetta with the aim of blackmailing him and by extension the Abia N-Power beneficiaries to score cheap political point but this was too cheap.
“This episode started when the producers of the said video sent text messages to N-Power beneficiaries inviting them to a meeting at N0 1 Item street belonging to APC”.
The protesters issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the security agencies to either release Obisike unconditionally or prosecute him, otherwise, they would incure the wrath of their members.
They threatened to go on rampage if after 48 hour Obisike is still in detention.
The N-Power beneficiaries also demanded that the identities of those behind the “abduction ” of Obisike be disclosed .
wawa News Global reports that the Abia State Government, had on Sunday, also demanded the release of Obisike while pointing accusing finger at the All Progressive Congress, APC for his ordeals.
APC has however, denied any involvement in the saga, asking him to prove his innocence before the security agents.
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