Police Says Oby Ezekwesili, BBOG Activists Not Arrested


The FCT Police Command on Tuesday night said that it did not arrest or detain Dr Oby Ezekwesili and some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group (BBOG) as being speculated on some social media platforms.

“It is pertinent to state that they were only brought to the Command to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order as some members of the group reacted violently and broke down security barriers set up by the police to restrict their protest to Unity Fountain,” the Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri J. Manzah, said in a statement.

According to him, “The members of the group were addressed by the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello, who reiterated the commitment of the Command to protect lives and property and enjoined the Bring Back Our Girls members to go about their lawful businesses.

“After the briefing by the Commissioner of Police, the members of the group left the Command.” the release added.

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