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How Police Arrested A Young Lady In Imo, Turned Her Into A Maid In Custody

A man released from prison told Okolie family that he saw their daughter in the custody of IRT officers cooking and washing clothes for them.

A 21-year-old lady identified as Glory Okolie has allegedly been turned into a maid in police custody after she was arrested by officers of the Intelligence Response Team in Owerri, Imo State.

How Police Arrested A Young Lady In Imo, Turned Her Into A Maid In Custody

This was contained in a statement issued by activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, the Director-General of the Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation.

The activist said the young lady was arrested on June 17, on the same day sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam in Owerri.

She was taken to Abuja after she was accused of being a member of the Indigenous People of Biafra/ Eastern Security Network and forced to be washing and cooking for the officers.

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How Glory Okolie Was Arrested

Gwamnishu said Okolie’s family members had been searching for her in hospitals and mortuaries after she was picked up by the police following her 2021 UTME exam.

“21-year-old Miss Glory Okolie who enrolled for 2021 UTME has been in police detention since 17th June 2021 till date.

“She left the house and never returned. Since 17th June, her family had searched for her in hospitals and mortuaries but couldn’t find her.

“Towards the end of June 2021, a young man who was freed from the IRT office Tiger Base Owerri told the Okolie family that he saw Glory in the custody of IRT officers cooking and washing clothes for them.

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Family Sought To Bail Glory Okolie

Gwamnishu stated that after Okolie’s family members learned about her whereabouts, they sought to bail her, but their efforts to secure the release of their daughter proved abortive.

”The family immediately went to IRT office and requested to see Glory and bail her out and till date, it’s been one story or the other.

“The IRT officers allegedly continued to extort the family and denied them access to see Glory. Our team launched an investigation and discovered Glory has been transferred to Abuja and tagged IPOB/ESN member.

“Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation wishes to draw the attention of IGP Complaint Response Unit Abuja and the new IRT head DCP Tunji Disu to rescue Glory who has now become a maid in Nigeria police custody.

”Attached are evidence of all the money extorted and paid into an account provided by the IRT officers by the family of Glory.”

KanyiDaily had reported how a young woman assaulted by some police officers was awarded the sum of N5 million damages by a Federal High Court sitting in Osun.

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