Coming hours after the news of the former Education Minister and Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement, Oby Ezekwesili’s arrest hit the media, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command has denied the report which held that it arrested the former minister along with some other members of the group.
Recall that Oby Ezekwesili had on Tuesday in a series of tweets via her official Twitter page revealed that she had been arrested and detained alongside other members of the BBOG group.
The Police in reaction to the report however denied the allegation.
Reacting to the arrest, the FCT Police command spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, stated that Oby Ezekwesili along with others were only brought to the Abuja command to forestall breakdown of law and order.
He stated: “The FCT Police Command wishes to clear the air and set the record straight that it did not arrest or detain Prof Oby Ezekwesili and some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group (BBOG) as being speculated on some social media platforms.
“It is pertinent to state that they were only brought to the Command to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order as some members of the group reacted violently and broke down security barriers set up by the police to restrict their protest to Unity Fountain.
“The members of the group were addressed by the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello who reiterated the commitment of the Command to protect lives and property and enjoined the Bring Back Our Girls members to go about their lawful businesses.
“After the briefing by the Commissioner of Police, the members of the group left the Command.”