By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
Chidinma Orji, the wife of the leader of Biafra National Guard (BNG), and 18 others who were detained on the allegations of treasonable felony have been finally released by the court
Their release was confirmed in a statement made by Jones Fcc Onwuasoanya, acting national leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing
Onwuasoanya said that Ohanaeze Youth Wing led a far-reaching advocacies for justice to be served in the case between FGN, Chidimma Orji and 18 others.
It however said that they pushed for judgement to be delivered, because they were convinced that Chidinma and others were innocent of the allegations levelled against them.
The statement read, “I am happy to inform us that freedom has finally come the way of our dear brothers and sisters incarcerated for the past fifteen years on allegations of treasonable felony. Chidimma Orji and 18 others have been in detention, with the slow pace of our justice upending their lives and dreams in these past fifteen years.
“Over the last few weeks and days, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing, under my acting leadership has led far-reaching advocacies for justice to be served in the case between FGN and Chidimma Orji and 18 others. We pushed for the judgement to be delivered, because we were convinced that these brothers and sisters of our are innocent of the allegations against them.
“My deep-seated gratitude to the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide-Youth Wing, Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, a man, deeply passionate about the Igbo interest and who can go to any length to ensure that Igbo youths are not deprived of their rights, no matter the situation. He has been at the depth of this struggle and his passion for their freedom and the freedom of all Igbo youths detained unjustly, is never in any doubt.
“Heartfelt congratulations to these brothers and sisters of ours. As the apex Igbo youth leadership organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing shall shortly unveil plans to fully reintegrate them into the society and help them restore their dreams and put their best talents into good use for the development of the society.
“While we rejoice at the this delayed justice, we look forward to the Federal Government paying appropriate compensations to these young Igbos for what has been proven to be unlawful incarceration over these years.
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