After more than four months in custody, Glory Okolie has been released from prison.
Okolie had been accused of terrorism and being a member of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and was detained and held in a cell by the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) unit of the Nigeria Police Force for more than 150 days.
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who is involved in Okolie’s case, broke the news of the 21-year-old’s release via his official social media handles on Wednesday morning.
“Freedom at last. More than four months in custody, Glory Okolie has been released from prison custody.
“Glory okolie was accused of terrorism and being member of IPOB by IGP IRT headed then by Abba Kyari. Congratulations to us,” Gwamnishu wrote.
According to a court document, Okolie went missing on June 13, 2021, while running an errand in Imo state, “and never returned home on that day”.