A popular supporter of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Madam Ukamaka Ejezie popularly known as Mama Biafra has regained her freedom after more than three months in Directorate of State Security (DSS) custody.
The Septuagenarian said to be the foster mother of the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was set free on Saturday evening.
She was arrested during Kanu’s last court appearance in Abuja on May 18.
Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor confirmed her release in a statement obtained by The Nation on Sunday.
He said: “I am very delighted to inform you all that Mrs. Ukamaka Ejezie (Mama Biafra) has regained her freedom. She is now out of DSS dungeon. We thank thee Chukwuokike Abiama for this huge success.
“We are not relenting; every prisoner of conscience, including our indefatigable client, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will soon regain their freedom.
“We in the legal team are doing everything legally permissible to make it happen, we are not resting on our oars at all. Be assured forward ever and backward never! We move.”
Also, IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful told our correspondent on Sunday that she was released on unhurt.
“Yes she is free from DSS custody, unhurt and I wonder why DSS would detain an old woman who is supposed to be their grandmother.
“She was granted freedom from DSS dungeon last Saturday evening and remember they didn’t take her to the court but our barrister Ejiofor took the DSS to court because of her detention.”