CNPP demands release of CUPP spokesperson, Ugochinyere



The Conference of Nigeria (CNPP) has urged the General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu to immediately to release of Nigeria’s opposition spokesman, Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, insisting that arrest and continued detention in clear of a subsisting court .

The umbrella body of all registered and associations in the country also warned that will not be in the interest of democracy and the rule of of government to return to inglorious path of flagrant disobedience of court .

said the CNPP findings clearly show that the General of the Police was misled by the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. to effect the arrest in the first place.  

A statement signed by the CNPP Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu and made available to Newsdiaryonline also noted that the arrest and detention amount to another attempt by Nigerian lawmakers to decimate the judiciary.

“On Thursday evening the news broke on the gestapo style arrest of the CUPP spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere to the shock of the Conference on Nigeria (CNPP).  

“The CNPP was particularly shocked because the Nigeria Police under the leadership of the current General of Police has given the Police a new image, which the current arrest and detention of Ikenga Ugochinyere as the opposition spokesman will avoidably reverse.

was even more disgraceful to learn that the arrest was in connection with an instigation by Speaker , who is supposed to be a defender of the rule of , knowing that the 3rd June 2020 order of the Federal High Court restraining the Police and the SSS from arresting or detaining Ugochinyere is yet to be vacated.

the very fact that the police acted in glaring disobedience to lawful orders of Court, we urge the Inspector General of Police to immediately order release unconditionally in respect the rule of , and constitutional democracy.

“We make this demand, knowing that the injunction order of the Court and all processes in the matter have been served on the Police, including the hearing notice notifying that the matter has been adjourned for definite hearing on 30th June 2020,” the statement read.