Friday, 19 May 2017

Nnewi youths protest against continued detention of Ifeanyi Ubah



By Ifeyinwa David

NNEWI: Nnewi youths under the auspices of Nnewi Youth Forum early this morning took to the streets to protest against what they perceived as illegal and unconstitutional detention of their hero, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah [Ebubechukwu Uzo].



The angry youths who went on a peaceful protest carried placards to voice their views against the violation of the rights of the chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Ltd.

Some of the placards read in parts: 'We Say No to Intimidation'; 'Obey Court Order'; 'Injury to One is Injury to All'; 'Nnewi Youth, In Ifeanyi Ubah We Stand'; 'We Say No to Corruption'; 'We Say No to Injustice'; 'Let Their be Rule of Law'; 'DSS, Obey Court Order'; 'Take Ifeanyi Ubah to Court Now'; 'Release Ifeanyi Ubah Now'; 'We Demand for Justice'; 'We Demand for Equity'; and other such inscriptions

The youth forum under the leadership of its President-General, Hon Onyekwelu Udeze, and Prince Ezenwa Nwachukwu as the Secretary-General spoke to the press and stated that they were pained at the continued detention of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah without trial and condemned in strong terms his harassment by the National Security Agencies over a business transaction between Capital Oil and NNPC where both parties have claims.

'It is now public knowledge that some persons or agencies have vowed to nail Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah by hook or crook. This agenda they have pursued with rigour like the proverbial stubborn fly that follows the corspe to the grave.

'These enemies of progress have not come to terms with the historic success and contributions of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah to the nation building, economic growth, and people's empowerment particularly the youth.

'We, therefore warn those who have resorted to campaign of calumny in the media to desist from such evil agenda, while calling on the discerning members of the public to ignore the reports generated against him.

'We condemn a situation where people are detained before investigations are carried out on the issue leading to their arrest. The refusal of DSS to respect a court order is unconstitutional

'We wish to state emphatically that the DSS should obey court order and arraign Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah to court or release him forthwith for justice delayed is justice denied', they said.


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