A senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe, who was arrested last week by the State Security Service, has been released.
Mr Abaribe was arrested on June 22 by security operatives for his alleged links with the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
The senator who was one of the sureties for the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had appeared in court on Tuesday but was denied bail by the court, despite request for same by his lawyer.
Members of the Abia State House of Assembly as well as some IPOB members on Tuesday demanded the release of Mr Abaribe, describing his arrest as illegal.
Mr Kanu’s lawyer, Efeanyi Ejiofor, confirmed the release of the senator Tuesday evening.
“The senator has been released,” Mr Ejiofor said in a phone conversation Tuesday evening.