Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has been detained by the police. According to her tweet on Tuesday morning, the BBOG (Bring back our girls) convener said that she is currently being detained in Abuja on the order of the president of Nigeria, Buhari.
She wrote, “President @MBuhari at your instruction, the IG of @PoliceNG continues to detain me and have arrested some of our members
“President @Mbuhari , the police officers deployed by IG of @PoliceNG is violating my freedom of movement by locking me in broad day light at the Unity Fountain.
“This is a democracy. Officer Tina Ishaya just again refused to let me out of their wall.
“The FG of President @MBuhari instructed the IG of @PoliceNG to detain me and other members of @bbog_nigeria here at the Unity Fountain.
Police men and women have built an impregnable wall and locked me in. I have asked them more than 30 times to let me out and they refused.”
Oby Ezekwesili served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo.