Five indigenes of Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State who were slammed in police gulag over allegation of kidnapping have regained their freedom.
The member representing Njaba State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Uju Onwudiwe working in concert with other critical stakeholders in the constituency facilitated the release of the five indigenes.
Their release was announced in a statement signed by the media aide of the lawmaker, Onyekwere Jeff and posted on his verified facebook account.
The five indigenes are Okechukwu Chukwuebuka, Onyedike Mmadukaego, Chimma Mbubu, Oluebube Anayo Chinaza and Chinedu ThankGod Okeke.
Onwudiwe said her intervention was based on her conviction that her innocent constituents cannot be allowed to suffer misfortune for crimes they did not commit.
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She lauded the Chairman, Interim Management Committee of Njaba Local Government Area, Emeka Iheanacho, Vitalis Obi (Etiokwe), Chris Duru, Uba Nnabue, Uche Nwugo, and Bath Okorochukwu for their contributions towards securing the release of the indigenes.
The lawmaker also acknowledged the assistance of other constituents whose prayers, support and advice helped immensely to secure freedom for the detainees.
She said; “We do acknowledge the help of other constituents whose prayers, support and advice immensely helped and has continued to motivate us in bargaining for the release of the detainees.
“We urge you to continue to pray for us as we sustain the effort for the release of all innocent detainees from Njaba Constituency.
“Thanking you once more for your prayers, support and unconditional love, I convey the assurances of my esteemed regards and love for Njaba people”.