A former Minister of Education and Co-convener of BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, campaign group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has been arrested by the police alongside some members of the BBOG.
The arrest happened shortly after the commencement of the #BBOGMarchToTheVilla series which kicked off on Tuesday morning at the Unity Fountain.
On her Twitter handle, @obyezeks, the activist revealed that she was arrested alongside some members of the BBOG group, giving their names as: Aisha Yesufu, Ms Maureen Kabrik, Jeff Okoroafor, and four others.
Her post reads, ‘’P @MBuhari : I have been ARRESTED along with rest of our BBOG members and NOW DETAINED without a charge by the .@PoliceNG . WE are detained at the FCT command. The Police here has REFUSED to tell us why we are DETAINED. What Are WE Demanding? BringBackOurGirlsNOW!!!!!!!”
“President .@MBuhari members of our BBOG Movement @BBOG_Nigeria HAVE BEEN ARRESTED BY OUR IG of .@PoliceNG . WE ARE ALL WAITING TO BE ARRESTED SINCE it has become an OFFENSE to DEMAND THAT YOU KEEP YOUR PROMISE TO RESCUE ALL OUR CHIBOKGIRLS.”
“President @MBuhari The police officers deployed by IG of .@PoliceNG is VIOLATING my FREEDOM of MOVEMENT by LOCKING ME IN inbroad day light at the Unity Fountain. THIS IS A DEMOCRACY. Officer Tina Ishayajust again REFUSED TO LET ME OUT OF THEIR WALL.”
“The FG of President .@MBuhari instructed the IG of @PoliceNG to DETAIN ME AND OTHER MEMBERS of @BBOG_Nigeria here at the Unity Fountain. Police men and women have BUILT AN IMPREGNABLE WALL and LOCKED ME IN. I have asked them more than 30 times to LET ME OUT and they REFUSED.’’
Meanwhile, Ezekwesili later said that she has been released, tweeting that “Without stating the reason for our ARREST & DETENTION, Commissioner of Police at the FCT Command of .@PoliceNG CP Bello has asked us to be LET OUT of their Station”.