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Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by AlfaPrime: 6:05am On Jul 22, 2014
JULY 22, 2014 BY TEMITAYO FAMUTIMI 4 COMMENTS





Chinedu, the 60-year-old husband of a former Vice-President of the World Bank, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has decried the harassment of her wife by the Federal Government.

Operatives of the State Security Service had on Monday detained the woman popularly called Oby for about 20 minutes at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while she was on her way to board a British Airways flight to London, United Kingdom.

The former education minister and coordinator of the #BringBackOurGirls coalition almost missed her flight as her confiscated passport and other travelling documents were not released until about a few minutes before departure.

She was on her way for a scheduled appearance on the British Broadcasting Corporation flagship hard-hitting interview programme, BBC Hard Talk.

“Is this a democracy? I am being detained by the SSS at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The SSS has refused to give my passport to me,” she had tweeted during the encounter.

But her hubby, who pastors a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the Federal Capital Territory, expressed dissatisfaction with the treatment being meted out to his wife.

Writing on Twitter, Chinedu stated that the Federal Government and the SSS had no such rights to persecute his wife for no just cause.

According to him, only terrorists should be treated in the way and manner his wife was being hounded by the SSS.

“Oby Ezekwesili’s passport was seized at the Abuja airport on her way to London this morning (Monday). Is she a terrorist or what?” he stated, while demanding answers from the authorities.

One of her sons, Chuba, could not also hide his indignation for the assault on her mother by the security agents.

The young economist, while lampooning the Federal Government stated that it was worrisome that the authorities would throw “civility and common sense” to the wind and harass a citizen demanding accountability from the government.

He hailed his mum for being up to the task to “handle anything thrown at her” by the agents of the state.

Meanwhile, Oby has thanked Nigerians who called for her immediate release during her encounter with the SSS.

She also extended her appreciation to the management and crew members of the British Airways for their consideration and patience in ensuring that she did not miss the London flight.

She linked her travails in the hands of the SSS to her involvement in the #BringBackOurGirls campaign but added that she would never back down from standing for the Chibok girls no matter the intimidation by the Federal Government.

“No one can sieze my democratic rights. I refused to let the SSS get away with trampling on my constitutional right. We had a safe touchdown at Heathrow Airport, praise God!

“Thanks also to British Airways for waiting for me and then upgrading me on this flight. Thanks to all who spoke up against the repressive act of the SSS against me this morning. You will always find help in your time of need in Jesus name.

“They cannot break me; for as long as our Chibok girls are not rescued, I shall stay standing for their cause with all people of goodwill,” she tweeted shrtly after touching down at Heathrow, London.

I pray it is not true that Oby Ezekwesili has been arrested over her role in #BringBackOurGirls. Do Presidential Advisers read History? Never again should any Nigerian be detained for his views except those involved in provable subversive activities!

Reacting to the widespread anger which followed Oby’s detention and subsequent release, a former presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party, Chief Dele Momodu, said the Presidency was merely making her more popular.

He explained that it was despicable that the government would resort to a crude tactic of detention to intimidate perceived opposition figures and called for an immediate stop to such harassments.

Momodu tweeted, “I pray it is not true that Oby Ezekwesili has been arrested over her role in #BringBackOurGirls. Do presidential advisers read History?

“Never again should any Nigerian be detained for his views except those involved in provable subversive activities!

“The Egyptian feminist writer, activist, psychiatrist and physician, Nawal El Saadawi, became an icon because of detention.

“Hope our Federal Government would resist the temptation of turning Oby Ezekwesili into our own Ann Suu kyi (Myanmar female pro-democracy activist); her profile is rising fast!”

A group, Enough is Enough Nigeria, said it was unfortunate that the Federal Government preferred to harass and intimidate citizens instead of collaborating with them to deliver on good governance.

“Why is our government so afraid of citizens demanding accountability? We hope it’s teaching us that there is power in our voice and consistent action! We will not be silent!” the group tweeted.

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Kanwulia: 6:07am On Jul 22, 2014
Thank awa GODS for husbands o!!! cool
Nothing like family o!
Nothing like family!!!! cool

Even if the CHIBOK CHICKENS are still laying BOKO EGGS all over Sambisa forest, no need to harass her if she chooses to make a hobby out of searching for the golden eggs! grin

Abi she carry drug for her toto? lipsrsealed

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Lacombre: 6:18am On Jul 22, 2014
Kanwulia: Thank awa GODS for husbands o!!! cool
Nothing like family o!
Nothing like family!!!! cool

Even if the CHIBOK CHICKENS are still laying BOKO EGGS all over Sambisa forest, no need to harass her if she chooses to make a hobby out of searching for the golden eggs! grin

Abi she carry drug for her toto? lipsrsealed
LMAO! This post made me laugh hard! So refreshing.

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by whirlwind7(m): 6:27am On Jul 22, 2014
Kanwulia: Thank awa GODS for husbands o!!! cool
Nothing like family o!
Nothing like family!!!! cool

Even if the CHIBOK CHICKENS are still laying BOKO EGGS all over Sambisa forest, no need to harass her if she chooses to make a hobby out of searching for the golden eggs! grin

Abi she carry drug for her toto? lipsrsealed

grin grin grin grin grin You need deliverance!
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Nobody: 6:30am On Jul 22, 2014
He explained that it was despicable that the
government would resort to a crude tactic of
detention to intimidate perceived opposition
figures and called for an immediate stop to
such harassments.
God bless you Mr. Momodu! You spoke exactly what I said yesterday. SLS and Nasir El-rufai went through the same harrassment.
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Daguccizgreat(m): 6:34am On Jul 22, 2014
As much as i knw dis woman has not been stoped or questioned before by the sss. I see nothing wrong in stopping her for questioning at the airport if the authorities suspect sometin fishy abt her.#nobodyisabovethelaw

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by biafransoul: 6:35am On Jul 22, 2014
So Oby get somebody wey dey nack am akpako and she still dey like that? Maybe, the guy no sabi. Chinedu is supposed to be Oby's wife, not the husband. Chei! but that woman wor wor o!

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by macpetrus(m): 7:03am On Jul 22, 2014
No body is above the law.


Peace!!!

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by cyril10(m): 9:08am On Jul 22, 2014
Tell your wife to shut her mouth too, she was in government before.

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by bloodykiller: 9:12am On Jul 22, 2014
sometimes i hate democracy because of this mugu of a man

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Tintinix: 9:13am On Jul 22, 2014
Lacombre:
LMAO! This post made me laugh hard! So refreshing.

I didn't get the joke, Maybe I don't have that level of sense of humor.

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Nobody: 9:19am On Jul 22, 2014
she was only stopped for 5mins (time interval btw when she posted her 'arrest' and 'release') and the supporters of APC ran amok when she was already comfortably in london

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by oduastates: 9:21am On Jul 22, 2014
The woman is definitely presidential material.

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by tallfish145(m): 9:31am On Jul 22, 2014
Jonathan security service
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by manuelzz(m): 9:44am On Jul 22, 2014
Daguccizgreat: As much as i knw dis woman has not been stoped or questioned before by the sss. I see nothing wrong in stopping her for questioning at the airport if the authorities suspect sometin fishy abt her.#nobodyisabovethelaw

God bless you.!!!

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by hensben(m): 9:47am On Jul 22, 2014
tallfish145: Jonathan security service
@ bolded, you mean Jonathan's administration is J.S.S
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by ojimbo(m): 9:50am On Jul 22, 2014
sir. you are foolish

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by kadas01(m): 10:09am On Jul 22, 2014
The Service only took little time to interact with her so as to advice and remind her not to destroy the image of her country as well as exercise caution while granting her interview with BBC in London! It's not a big deal!

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by manuelzz(m): 10:10am On Jul 22, 2014
I hate to say this but this woman is embarrassing herself.. So because she was made to go through routine security checks just for "5 mins" all hell should let loose? This her questionable emergency activism is turning a once adorable lady into a Renegade to her people and Nigeria as a whole. Ma, you need to tarry a while and have a rethink on some of your actions.

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by CharlesPhc: 10:47am On Jul 22, 2014
AlfaPrime:
Chinedu, the 60-year-old husband wife of a former Vice-President of the World Bank, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has decried the harassment of her wife husband by the Federal Government.

One of her sons, Chuba, could not also hide his indignation for the assault on her mother by the security agents.

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by mikolo80: 11:00am On Jul 22, 2014
manuelzz: I hate to say this but this woman is embarrassing herself.. So because she was made to go through routine security checks just for "5 mins" all hell should let loose? This her questionable emergency activism is turning a once adorable lady into a Renegade to her people and Nigeria as a whole. Ma, you need to tarry a while and have a rethink on some of your actions.
5min today 5yrs tomorrow...they have no right to stop her for even 5seconds. Because you are used to having your rights trampled does.mt mean she should allow hers to be. Either you use your rights or you will most definitely use them
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by CharlesPhc: 11:09am On Jul 22, 2014
I'm driving to the Airport, the Police stops me and request for my tinted glass permit, I immediately pull out my Iphone and starts tweeting that I'm being harassed by the Police...!!!

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Nobody: 11:56am On Jul 22, 2014
This woman sha! Surprised she has a man lipsrsealed// To say I'm surprised the hubby allows her run around, agitating and protesting...? Now, this? Smh sad

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Nobody: 12:03pm On Jul 22, 2014
Chinedu, the 60-year-old husband of a former Vice-President of the World Bank, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has decried the harassment of her wife by the Federal Government.

One of her sons, Chuba, could not also hide his indignation for the assault on her mother by the security agents.

Are newspaper editors on strike or what?

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by arewafederation: 12:03pm On Jul 22, 2014
Kanwulia: Thank awa GODS for husbands o!!! cool
Nothing like family o!
Nothing like family!!!! cool

Even if the CHIBOK CHICKENS are still laying BOKO EGGS all over Sambisa forest, no need to harass her if she chooses to make a hobby out of searching for the golden eggs! grin

Abi she carry drug for her toto? lipsrsealed

Ehen... have been looking for you. Abeg send the picture of your Ikebe and your oranges. As a newbie to nairaland I want to collect my own share. lipsrsealed
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by Japhtee(m): 12:11pm On Jul 22, 2014
Make dey man go chop poo jare! Always blowing things out of proportion because the wife is not favourd in this regime. What change did she effect as education minister? Goodluck and the entire presidency have no time to waste on a man who survives by collecting tax abi tthe every sunday when they have supporter of APC and Buhari party to extinquish

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Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by mike404(m): 12:13pm On Jul 22, 2014
[quote author=CharlesPhc][/quote]LMFAO grincheesygrin
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by bloodykiller: 12:16pm On Jul 22, 2014
arewafederation:

Ehen... have been looking for you. Abeg send the picture of your Ikebe and your oranges. As a newbie to nairaland I want to collect my own share. lipsrsealed
bastard
Re: Stop Harassing My Wife, Ezekwesili’s Husband Warns FG by arewafederation: 12:19pm On Jul 22, 2014
bloodykiller:
bastard

Village goat, you want to die like your brother ko?

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