Although she was granted bail, her case is still on and will be for hearing on the 25th of may 2015. However, we thank the Almighty that she is now free, until she is discharged and acquitted. For over 7 months, this young girl who lost her mother as a result of heart attack, has been going through various dehumanizing experiences in prison. The following is the detail of the interview with Amauche.
QUESTION: WHAT IS YOUR NAME, WHAT TRANSPIRED AND WHY WERE YOU TAKEN TO PRISON?
DESTINY: My Names is Destiny Amauchechukwu, I am 19 years old. I am the only daughter of my parents. We are one boy and one girl. It was on 20th of October last year I came to submit my application letter to my boss. At mile 4, Gambia line in Igweocha. My boss took the application letter from me and asked me to start work with immediate effect. Some minutes later, I saw some Biafran people protesting and they passed.
Then another set were passing and was provoked by Hausa/Fulani people who were throwing stones at the peaceful protesters and they had a little clash, then we ran into our shop and locked ourselves up. After 10 minutes, I heard a gun shot and the police were arresting some people and it was those that were innocent and we ran inside our shop and locked ourselves up.
The Hausa/Fulani people told the police that Biafran people are in this shop (referring to our shop) and the police men told us to open our doors, that Hausa/Fulani people wanted to bomb our shop but that they are here to rescue us. Then we opened the door and they were policemen, they arrested us and dumped us at State (CID). From police station to court and from court to prison, that was where I spent 8 months for a crime I know nothing of.
QUESTION: WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WHILE IN PRISON AS A YOUNG GIRL?
DESTINY: I don't have much to say than that Prison is not a better place for human beings. I suffered and nearly lost hope but I knew that I will be free one day. People are suffering in the prison mostly innocent ones.
QUESTION: NOW THAT YOU ARE FREE WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY?
DESTINY: I am very happy today to see my self as a free person. In fact, I am overwhelmed with happiness I don't have much to say
QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO TELL THE IPOB FAMILY WHO STOOD BY YOU AND FOUGHT FOR YOUR RELEASE?
DESTINY: I want to say a very big thank you to those who fought and stood by me to make sure I am released, God will surely bless all of you and you will not be a victim of such circumstance. I am a Biafran and now have a family in IPOB. Thank you very much once again.
Her brother who was over excited intercepted the interview and chipped in... My names is Success Amauchechukwu, I am 22 years old.
Destiny Amauchechukwu is my younger sister who is not was not part of the protest, but was accused and detained while they were arresting those who were arrested because they demanded for the release of their leader. I have not been myself since then but I am so happy that my sister is back as a free person.
I was alone in this world without her but now happy that she has been freed and I want to thank IPOB worldwide who stood and fought to make sure that my only sister Amauchechukwu Destiny is out from prison, at least to witness our mother's funeral.
I don't know how to thank them, I don't know how much I will pay them that will be enough for them. But all I can say is that God of Biafra will bless them immensely. God bless all Biafrans.
By Prisca Chiamaka Abel
Edited And Published By Biafra Writers