The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has warned security agents against the continued detention of one Mazi Ofornedu Okoafor.
IPOB warned that the Enugu State Police Commissioner and other security agents. If anything happen to Okoafor while in police detention, they will “pay heavy price”.
The group, in a statement signed by its spokesman, Emma Powerful alleged that men of the Enugu State Police Command and soldiers had picked up Okoafor alongside his grandfather on August 23rd, 2020. while receiving treatment at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in the State.
IPOB called on the Enugu State Police Commissioner to release Okoafor from custody before it’s too late.
IPOB also claimed that Okoafor had been denied access to adequate medical care, and therefore should be released.
The group also alleged plot by security operatives to arrest Okoafor’s father, Mazi Longinus Okoafor.
According to IPOB: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, condemn in the strongest possible terms the continued inhumane. Unlawful and immoral detention of abducted Mazi Ofornedu Okoafor at (UNTH) Enugu with his grandfather. Where he received medical treatment for bullet wounds inflicted on him on 23 August 2020 by the same Nigerian police and soldiers in Emene, Enugu State.
“Why should an innocent man, badly wounded by the police, be chained to the floor in a police cell. Rather than receiving treatment in a hospital defies logic and common sense. Every right thinking person should condemn this brand of Janjaweed policing.”
Stressing that the victim had done nothing wrong before the law, the separatist group claimed that. “The Commissioner of Police wants him to die in police custody from the bullets wounds, his men illegally inflicted on him.”
“Police commissioner in Enugu State, on whose order this recent abduction of Ofornedu Okoafor took place. Must understand the consequences of his actions. He must release Mazi Ofornedu Okoafor before it’s too late for him. The police must know that they would pay a heavy price, should anything happen to Chinedu Okoafor. Or any of the innocent Biafrans illegally detained in their custody, “the statement added.