Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has asked his Lagos state counterpart, Akinwumi Ambode to release the 180 Ebonyi indigenes reportedly held for illegal hawking.
Umai, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe said “The 180 victims were accused of contravening a law of the Lagos State Government on street trading, but the intriguing aspect is that they had been incarcerated before the law was enacted.
“Most of them had spent over two years in incarceration before the law was enacted, but they were unfortunately charged under the same law.
“I will immediately consult and interact with my Lagos counterpart to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of the victims.”
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