Barrister Chukwuemeka Hills Asiegbu the immediate past Assistant secretary of NBA Onitsha branch is confirmed to be in detention at IGP monitoring unit force headquarters Abuja over a non criminal affair between him and Mr. Ignatius Okonkwo.
Barrister Asiegbu was arrested on the 10th day of July 2020 at Onitsha from where he was transported down to Abuja at the instruction of the plaintiff.
Law Reporters can confirmed that the said Barrister Asiegbu has been kept in detention since arrested. All efforts to secure an administrative bail for Barrister Chukwuemeka were futile.
It was gathered that the respondent, Mr. Ignatius Okonkwo has a good relationship with the Abuja police command, which make it easy for him to influenced the transfer of Barrister Asiegbu from Anambra to Abuja.
The presiding Judge, Justice S.N. Odili of the Federal High Court Onitsha has earlier ordered on 17th July, 2020 the fundamental right suit and the interim release of Barrister Asiegbu pending the hearing of the substantive suit, but the police refused to release him even after they have been served with the suit.
In the judgment His lordship, Hon. Justice S. N. Odil also ordered that the commissioner of police and the Inspector general of police should produce the applicant in court on Monday, 20th July, 2020 and to show court why he should not be released on bail.
Leave be and granted the applicant to serve the interim order, motion on Notice and other accompanying processes on Mr. Ignatus Okonkwo, Commissioner of police, Mr. Anayo Amuzie, Asp Mohammad Gimba, and Inspector General of police were also ordered by the Judge.
Our correspondent also gathered that Barrister Asiegbu is dealing with critical health issues including asthma, which he should not be too much expose to cold.