A Federal High Court In Abuja on Tuesday remanded Gloria Okolie, a 21-year-old young woman arrested and enslaved by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Imo State.

Despite the public outcries and clamour for her release, the police charged Okolie to the court for terrorism in a case, FHC/ABJ/CR/297/2021, with the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the complainant and Emeoyiri Uzoma Benjamin and Okolie Glory as the defendants.

The suit was in accordance with the court order issued by the court on Friday 27th August 2021.

The police had arrested Okolie for allegedly being friends with a suspected member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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She was later transferred to Abuja, despite efforts by her family members to secure his release.

After 66 days in detention, the police, in a statement said she was arrested for alleged membership of IPOB and for working with one Benjamin Uzoma Emeoyiri to attack officers and stations in Imo.

Her detention stirred public outcry as many Nigerians, including civil society organisations, have called for her release.

According to court documents obtained by SaharaReporters, Emeoyiri was charged on count one to count eight while Okolie was charged on count nine to count 12. 

The four charges against Okolie, bordering on the alleged links to IPOB and terrorism can be found below:

COUNT NINE 

That you, Okolie Glory Temale, adult of Obor-Otonomus (Autonomous) Community Orlu Local Government Area, Imo State within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court committed an act of terrorism by providing information to Emeoyiri Uzoma Benjamin, a member of indigenous people of Biafra, a proscribed organization in Nigeria on the presence of the Police Officers in the area in order to evade apprehension by the Police and you thereby committed an offense punishable under section 5 of the Terrorism (prevention)(Amendment) Act, 2013

COUNT TEN

That you, Okolie Glory, female, adult of Obor-Otonomus Community Orlu Local Government Area, Imo state sometime in 2021 at Amaifeke, Banana junction, Orlu in Imo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court directly rendered to Emeoyiri Uzoma Benjamin, a member of Indigenous People of Biafra, a proscribed organization in Nigeria by providing your account details Okolie Glory Njideka, Fidelity Bank with account number 6552466814 to him for collection of the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira from one Chinasa Nworu in furtherance of acts of terrorism and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 5 of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013.

COUNT ELEVEN 

That you, Okolie Glory, female, adult of Obor-Otonumus Community Orlu Local Government Area, Imo state sometime in 2021 at Amaifeke, Banana Junction, Orlu in Imo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court directly rendered support to Emeoyiri Uzoma Benjamin, a member of Indigenous people of Biafra, a proscribed organization in Nigeria by providing your account details: Okolie Glory Njideka, Fidelity Bank with account number 6552466814 to him for collection of the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Naira from one Chinasa Nworu in furtherance of act of terrorism and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 5 of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amended) Act, 2013.

COUNT TWELVE 

That you, Okile Glory, female, adult of Obor-Otonums Community Orlu Local Government Area, Imo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court knowingly concealed information about acts of terrorism which you know to be of material assistance in securing the apprehension of Emeoyiri Uzoma Benjamin, a member of Indigenous People of Biafra, a proscribed organization in Nigeria but failed to disclose such information to any law enforcement or security agency as soon as possible as practicable and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 8(b) of the Terrorism (prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013.

Charge Sheet by Sahara Reporters

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