Thursday, 18 May 2017

Detention: Youth shutdown Nnewi, demands immediate release of Ifeanyi Ubah

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By Echezona Okafor
Youths of Nnewi community in Nnewi North Council Area of Anamnbra State, Wednesday, trooped out in their great numbers to protest continued incarceration of their brother, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd., by the officials of the DSS.
The youths, under the aegis of “Nnewi Youth Forum”, carried placards and marched through all the quarters and major markets in the commercial city chanting songs depicting anger. Youths and men trading in Agbaedo Spare Parts Market, New Auto Spare Parts Market, Nkwo Major Market, Orie-Agbo Market and other markets in the city locked their shops up and joined solidarity march.
Inscriptions in some of the placards read: “DSS, obey court order”; “Please, take Ifeanyi Ubah to court, we are in a democratic state”; “This is democracy, not military rule”; “Is there no more respect for rule of law and human right in Nigeria?”; among other inscriptions.
Addressing newsmen during the rally, the President-General of the group, Hon. Onyekwelu Udeze; flanked by the Secretary –General, Prince Ezenwa Nwachukwu; noted, “Nnewi Youth Forum has condemned in strong terms the continued detention of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah by the DSS, without trial not to talk of obeying court order.
“We have watched with keen interest the harassment and detention of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah by this National Security Agency over a business transaction with NNPC where both parties have claims.
“It is now public knowledge that some persons or agencies have vowed to nail Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah by all means. They have pursued this agenda with rigour like the proverbial stubborn fly that follows the corps 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’s building, economic growth and job creation.

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