The Nigeria Police Force has arrested Marshal Abubakar, a lawyer to the Convener of Revolution Now and presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore. Marshal is a lawyer attached to Femi Falana Chambers in Abuja.
The activist made this known via his Facebook page on Friday.
According to the Sahara Reporters‘ publisher, Abubakar was forcefully arrested.
“Marshal DF Abubakar was trailed to his home and forcefully arrested because he was accused of defending me.
“They claimed he embarrassed the police by suing them and Ned Nwoko on my behalf,” he said.
The PUNCH had earlier reported the arrest and detention of Sowore on Thursday 24th February in Abuja following a petition by a former House of Representatives member and businessman, Prince Ned Nwoko. He was later released in the night on Thursday.
Nwoko had petitioned the Nigeria Police Force against Sowore for criminal defamation, injurious falsehood publication of news known to be false contrary to section 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, and 418 of the Penal code of Northern Nigeria.