From Sunnewstimes Team
Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have decried the alleged inhuman treatment the police is meting out to their member, abducted from a hospital in Enugu, while taking treatment over gunshot injuries he sustained from the same police recently.
They accused police of chaining their detained member ,Mazi Ofornedu Okorafor, and his grand- father, whom they arrested, while he was taking treatment at a Hospital in Enugu to the floor of the police cell for them to die there.
They wondered why a man, previously shot by the police should not be allowed to take treatment, but arrested and chained to the floor in a police cell to die.
They warned that should any tragedy befall Okorafor and other detained members of the group they are illegally holding in their custody, the police would “pay a heavy price .
This is contained in a statement signed by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, who alleged that men of the Enugu State Police Command, with soldiers stormed University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu and abducted Okoafor and his grandfather.
They explained that Okorafor had gone for treatment in the hospital from a gunshot he sustained during the brouhaha created by the same Nigerian Police and Soldiers on August 23rd, 2020 at Emene in Enug.
“ This brand of Janjaweed policing should be condemned by every right-thinking person”, they stated and argued that the victim had done nothing wrong before the law.
“The Commissioner of Police wants him to die in police custody from the bullets wounds his men illegally inflicted on him. The same Commissioner, in Enugu State, on whose orders Okoafor was abducted, should understand the consequences of his actions, and release Okoafor before it’s too late”, they warned.
They warned that the police would “pay a heavy price should anything happen to Okoafor or any of the innocent Biafran members they are illegally holding in their custody”.
IPOB called on the Enugu State Police Commissioner to release Okoafor from custody before it’s too late, adding that he had been denied access to proper medical attention, hence should be released.