Idara Godwin, a 20-year-old woman who was arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS) two years ago for wearing a Biafra-themed outfit to celebrate her birthday, has been released.
Idara Godwin was arrested in Enugu State on November 8, 2021, by the Department of State Security (DSS). Her lawyer, Nnemeka Ejiofor told NOHR that she was denied access to her lawyers and family members during her detention in the DSS and military detention facilities.
On 19 October 2022, the Federal government arraigned Idara Godwin, also known as Idara Gold Biafra before the Federal High Court, Abuja, for promoting the activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Facebook.
In a three-count charge preferred against her, she was also accused of concealing information to the DSS, as well as being a member of the proscribed group.
She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge while Justice Binta Nyako, the trial judge, ordered that she be remanded at the Suleja Correctional Centre, pending the commencement of trial slated for November 22.