The FCT Police Command has denied arresting and detaining the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, and some of its members.
Ezekwesili had alleged on her Twitter handle that she was arrested by Personnel of the the Force at the Unity Fountain while she and other members of the group were planning to embark on a peaceful protest to the Villa.
Reacting to the allegation on Tuesday, the Command Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, explained that some members of the group were only taken to the Command to forestall breakdown of law and order.
The statement reads : “The FCT Police Command wishes to clear the air and set the record straight that it did not arrest or detain Prof. Oby Ezekwesili and some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group as being speculated on some social media platforms.
“It is pertinent to state that they were only brought to the Command to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order as some members of the group reacted violently and broke down security barriers set up by the police to restrict their protest to Unity Fountain.
“The members of the group were addressed by the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Sadiq Bello, who reiterated the commitment of the Command to protect lives and property and enjoined the Bring Back Our Girls members to go about their lawful businesses. After briefing by the Commissioner of Police, the members of the group left the Command.”