Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High court has finally freed the Detained Governorship candidate of the Libration Movement
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu finally complied yesterday with the repeated orders of the Federal High Court in Abuja, compelling him to produce the governorship candidate in the last November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Vijah Opuama.
Two previous orders issued by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on August 3, 2020, and subsequently on September 2, for the production of the detainee in court, were ignored by the IGP.
The judge had on Monday issued the third order, directing the IGP to produce him in court on Wednesday
He had threatened to summon the IGP to personally appear in court should he fail to obey the third order.
The detainee, who was arrested by policemen from the IGP’s Monitoring Unit on August 15, 2020, was finally produced in court on Wednesday.
Justice Taiwo of the Federal High court Thursday ruled that Vijah Inowei Eldred Opuama should be released unconditionally . He was immediately granted bail with the Sum of One Hundred thousand Naira with One reliable who’s a civil servant and was freed without charge.
Opuama, the Liberation Movement’s governorship candidate in the Bayelsa State’s November 16, 2019 election, was arrested by the policemen from the IGP’s monitoring unit on the premises of the state’s Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, on August 15, 2020 while waiting for judgment to be delivered on his petition challenging the outcome of the disputed poll.
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