After ICIR investigation: We now have access to our brother – Ojokoh’s family

By ARINZE Chijioke

FAMILY members of Ikechukwu Ojokoh, a dressmaker arrested and detained by the Police in Imo State on allegations of being a member and the coordinator of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Mbaise say that they can now access him.

Recall that the ICIR had travelled to Umuokirika, Ojokoh’s community to investigate conflicting narratives around the suspect accused of killing five policemen.

The family members and neighbours insisted that he was innocent. They argued that Ojokoh was arrested at a market close to his shop and was already in police detention before the killing of the officers against the police claims that he and others were arrested at their hideout in Umuahia, Abia state.

Read the investigation HERE

For over a month after he was arrested and kept in detention at the Tiger Base, the Police detention facility in Owerri, his family members, including his wife, were not allowed access to him.

However, after The ICIR report, he was moved from detention to the Correctional facility in the state, where he has been for over two weeks as of press time.

His elder brother, Donatus, who spoke to The ICIR, said that his family members are now allowed access to him.

He also said that the family’s lawyer was already gathering the entire documents, which will enable them to appear in court and apply for bail.

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