By PAUL UWADIMA, Abuja
The South East Revival Group (SERG) has called on Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, to immediately order the unconditional release of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah as his continued detention without trial is making Nigeria a laughing stock among the comity of nations.
It lamented that the Department of State Services (DSS) has refusedto produce the accused person in court and called on the federal government of Nigeria to immediately order the Department of State Services (DSS) to free the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah.
While strongly condemning his arrest and continued incarceration by the service, the group in a statement signed by its convener andnational coordinator, Chief Willy Ezugwu, described what transpired between Capital Oil and NNPC as purely commercial transaction that is being needlessly criminalised.
The statement reads in part: “There is no reason why Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah should be humiliated in a purely commercial dispute.
“The DSS claimed that he was arrested and detained over his refusal to remit N11 billion realised from sales of petroleum products stored in his facility by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and that he was engaging in acts inimical to national security and inciting members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union to stop lifting petroleum products so as to cripple the economy and cause untold hardship to Nigerians.