Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo social cultural organization has in a recent statement demanded the immediate release of Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, the Chairman of Capital Oil, who has been under the Department of State Services (DSS) detention.
According to the group, the DSS should have charged Ubah to court instead of detaining him unjustly.
The statement was released by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary General of the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC).
“We yet again condemn this endless clamp down on Igbo sons and daughters by federal government agencies
“It has now become a tradition that no week passes by without either the EFCC or the DSS coming after an Igbo son or daughter.
“It is a sad commentary considering that these persons are always detained for a prolonged period than permitted by law. We condemn a situation where people are detained before investigations are carried out on the issues leading to their arrest.
“To this end, we demand the immediate release of Chief Ifeanyi Ubah. If the DSS is sure he has committed any offence he should be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction.
“We say enough to the persecution of Ndigbo in this country. This idea of silencing every opposing voice will not augur well for our democracy”, he said