A 21- year-old woman, determined as Chiamaka Okwuegbunam, has actually lastly restored her flexibility about 4 months after she was locked up for a supposed towel theft.
Chiamaka, who’s 7 months pregnant, was jailed in December 2022 and had actually remained in custody up until human rights activist Harrison Gwamnishu assisted protect her release on Wednesday, April 19.
Recounting her experience following her release, she stated it was her then-boyfriend who took the towel from a hotel in Onitsha and brought it to her home.
She stated she was at her house in December when the owner of the towel and a vigilante stormed her home and discovered the towel.
Chiamaka stated she was blended to the police headquarters and later arraigned in court, and when she could not meet her bail conditions, she was tossed into jail.
” It was my sweetheart who took the towel and kept it in our substance. She stated she took the towel and kept it in her home. The vigilante featured the owner of the towel and they found the towel in my home. The vigilante individuals took me to the authorities and the authorities took me to court”, she stated.
Activist Harrison Gwamnishu who shared Chiamaka’s story on Instagram composed,
“21- YEAR-OLD GIRL ACCUSED OF STEALING TOWEL RELEASED FROM ONITSHA PRISON. On Saturday, I published about 21- year-old Chiamaka Okwuegbunam who has actually remained in Prison considering that December 2022 on the claims of Stealing a TOWEL.
I acted upon the story I got and I approached the court for confirmation and found her story held true.
Yesterday I approached the court and refined her bail conditions however was not able to protect her release as the magistrate was not on seat.
Today, at about 2: 58 pm, Chiamaka went out from Onitsha Prison a FREE WOMAN. Unique thanks to you all for supporting and belonging to what I do.Thank you all.”
Watch a video of Chiamaka after she was launched listed below.
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