Over 100 women members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in detention have been released by the police.
The women were arrested and detained for protesting and demanding the release of missing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The IPOB women were subsequently arraigned at a Magistrate Court by the Police, where they were charged with “treasonable felony” and “unlawful assembly”.
Their arrest and illegal detention triggered a public outcry from civil society organisations and other stakeholders who demanded their immediate release.
Confirming their release to newsmen on Friday, one of the lawyers representing the women, Barrister Uche Ejiofor, said all the 112 remaining IPOB women have been discharged of all the frivolous charges proffered against them by the Police.
Sources say the release of the women was sequel to an legal advice from the justice ministry and subsequent instruction from Governor Rochas Okorocha.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, confirmed the release of the women.