The German Police have denied having arrested any member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who assaulted a former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu during a cultural event in Nuremberg, Germany.
Recall that in a viral video seen by DAILY NIGERIAN on Saturday, August 17, a mob had attacked Mr Ekweremadu as he attempted to enter the venue of the event organised by the Ndi-Igbo community in Nuremberg, Germany.
However, midway into the venue where he was expected to deliver a speech, some persons who appeared to be furious dragged Mr Ekweremadu out of the venue, ripping his cloth.
In another version of the video seen by this newspaper, the mob, chanting songs in Igbo language, rough-handled the Senator and pushed him to a waiting vehicle which immediately whisked him away.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, condemned the incident, saying that the German police had already made some arrests in connection with the incident.
“I condemn in its entirety the attack on former DSP Ike Ekweremadu at an event in Nuremberg, Germany, nobly put together by Ndi Igbo Germany, where he was attacked.
“I hope the culprits, some of whom have been arrested, will face consequences for their shamefully pathetic actions,” she wrote on her Twitter handle.
Contrary to Mrs Dabir-Erewa’s claims, the German police spokesman, Rainer Seebauer, said: “Nobody was arrested. No,”
In an interview with a Channels TV freelance journalist, Ronan Mayer, the German police spokesperson said the police were only called in to calm the situation.
“There were about 30 people who demonstrated against this secretary or minister (sic), and he got back into his car, drove away from Nuremberg into Munich and from Munich back to Nigeria,” Mr Seebauer said.
When asked on an ongoing investigation into the matter, Mr Seebauer said there was no police investigation into the matter.