A coalition of Civil Rights Organisations and human rights activists have condemned the flagrant violation of the constitutional rights of 21-yearold Miss Gloria Okorie, who has been in police detention for more than 160 days.
In a press statement, the coalition noted that the detention of Okorie for over 160 days was also in utter disregard to court orders for her to be produced in court or be granted release.
However, it noted that the police last Tuesday, finally arraigned Okorie for trial along with one other person. Shewasarraigned attheFed-eral High Court 8 in the FCT, Abuja presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo in charge No. FHC/ABJ/CR/297/2021 dated 31st August, 2021
The coalition stated: “Okorie and the other person were altogether arraigned on 12-count charges bordering on terrorism with four of the charges relating toGloria. Shepleaded not guilty to all charges.
A bail application filed by her legal representatives comprising Deji Ajare Esq., Nanpon Wuyep Esq., Samuel Ihensekhien Jnr. esq and four other Counsel dated November 10, 2021, is slated for hearingonNovember18,2021 while the Court ordered that sheberemandedattheSuleja Correctional Centre until the next adjourned date.”