Posted: Aug 31 2011 [09:13 am]
Information available to 247ureports.com indicate that the President of Nigeria has weighed in on the continued incaceration of the MASSOB Leader and the members. This is according sources close to the MASSOB leader who stated that some of the leaders of the Igbo community in the South East pleaded with the President to release the MASSOB leader and the members.
As gathered, the President, along with his directive, has ordered for all the South East Governors to release the leader of MASSOB and all MASSOB members detained in Enugu prison, and other prisons and police stations. The President’s order is said to have come as a result of pleadings from the President General of Ohaneze Ralph Uwechue, Igwe [RTD] Justice Ozobu, some Igbo leaders, and Students/Youth leaders.
According to gathered information, the President General of Ohaneze and Igwe Eze Ilomuanya had met with President Goodluck Jonathan on the weekend following the arrest of Ralph Uwazurike and 280 MASSOB members on August 25, 2011, and weighed on him to intercede on the continued detention of the MASSOB members.
Arraingments are being put in place for the release of other MASSOB detainees in other prisons and police stations around the country.