Sowore Storms Police Office Over Unlawful Detention Of Lawyer
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, will by 9am on Tuesday be at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Bureau (CIID) office of the FCT Police Command over the illegal detention of his lawyer, Abubakar Marshal, of the Falana & Falana Chambers. SAHARA REPORTERS reports.
The police had on February 24 illegally arrested Sowore on the Court of Appeal premises on the alleged orders of a businessman and former lawmaker, Ned Nwoko, over some trumped-up allegations. Information Guide Nigeria
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According to SAHARA REPORTERS, he was taken to the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit, otherwise known as Abattoir, located at Guzape where he was detained for hours.
Days after, his lawyer, Abubakar Marshal of the Falana & Falana Chambers was arrested for allegedly failing to produce him after bail.
Josephine Adeh, FCT police spokesman, who confirmed Marshal’s arrest last Friday, had said he had been “charged to court following his failure to produce the suspect,” adding that this was in line with standard best practices. jamb results
On Monday, Sowore visited the facility to obtain the charges which they claimed were filed against him by Nwoko.
He was however attacked and assaulted by armed policemen stationed at the gate who forcefully arrested him.