Police Arrest Omoyele Sowore at Abuja Court

A journalist, Omoyele Sowore, was reportedly arrested by the police near the premises of the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday, July 26.

According to Premium Times, Sowore was arrested when attempting to observe the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The police and the DSS restricted access to the federal high court in Abuja. Photo: Samuel Olubiyo/Legit.ng

Shortly after the arrest, Sowore confirmed in a Facebook video that he had been released by the police. He claimed that he was dragged, harassed, and beaten by the police. He was released after the police ascertained that he was also at the court for another case relating to some detained activists.

Sowore who was in a vehicle at the time of recording the video said the police had no reason to arrest him because he had the right to observe the trial of Nnamdi Kanu.

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