Ifeanyi Ubah’s Detention: Igbo Youths Mobilize 100 Lawyers, To Storm Court On May 18

The Oha­naeze Youth Council (OYC) has vowed to storm the High Court with 100 lawyers in sol­idarity with Ubah on May 18 when he is expected to be ar­raigned by the DSS.
The South East youth group condemned his con­tinued detention by DSS over a business dispute with the NNPC, describing it as an af­front on Ndigbo.
The National President of OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isigu­zoro, in an interview vowed to mobilize Igbo youths to show solidarity with Ubah during the planned court session in Lagos.
Isiguzoro urged Igbo youths to troop out to Enugu en mass for onward movement to Lagos on May 17.
The OYC helmsman vowed that the umbrella South East youth body would use all legal means to resist any at­tempt to rubbish or harass any Igbo son or daughter.
He wondered why the DSS would resort to media trial of Ubah or assume the role of the court in a matter that was a mere civil transaction.
OYC had earlier in a press statement described Ubah’s or­deal as part of the plot to per­secute and humiliate illustri­ous Igbo sons and daughters.
The statement read in part: “We yet again condemn this endless clampdown on Igbo sons and daughters by Feder­al Government agencies.”
“It has now become a tra­dition that no week pass­es without either the EFCC or the DSS coming after an Igbo son or daughter. It is a sad commentary considering that these persons are always detained for a prolonged peri­od than permitted by law. We condemn a situation where people are detained before investigations are carried out on the issues leading to their arrest”.
The National Associa­tion of South East Nigeria Students (NASENS) has also demanded Ubah’s immediate release.
NASENS, in a press state­ment issued by Dr. Kingsley Dozie Lawrence, described Ubah’s detention as illegal and a violation of his funda­mental rights and an affront on Ndigbo.
The union urged the Fed­eral Government to stop treating Igbos as second class citizens, warning that no sec­tion of the country should be treated as slaves.
The students’ body, which fixed its national convention in June, called on South East political elite to unite against Igbo marginalisation.

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