Court Orders Release of CUPP Spokesman, Ugochinyere

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 22 – A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja has granted an unconditional release to spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Party, Ikenga Ugochinyere.

The court also reinforced the first order by restraining the police from arresting him again.

However, despite the directive of the court, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is yet to comply with the order and release Ugochinyere as at the time of filing this report.

Mr Ugochinyere, a vocal critic of the Buhari administration, was arrested on Thursday.

Although the police are yet to publicly state the reason for his arrest, there are insinuations that Mr Ugochinyere’s detention is related to a controversial claim he made about the infectious diseases bill.

Mr Ugochinyere had alleged that members of the House of Representatives were induced by the Bill Gates Foundation with a $10 million bribe to pass the controversial infectious diseases bill, a claim the foundation has denied.

The bill is also yet to to be passed by the lawmakers.

Having approached the court on May 7, Mr Ugochinyere alongside Action People’s Party (APP) asked the court to bar the House from proceeding with its plan to hold a hearing on the allegation of inducement.

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