Inibehe Effiong, lawyer of Nigerian activist and publisher Omoyele Sowore has revealed that Ned Nwoko, former lawmaker and husband of Regina Daniels is behind the arrest of his client.
Effiong revealed via social media that Sowore was arrested over what he tagged a frivolous petition by Ned Nwoko.
He had earlier stated that he was denied access to the activist after he was arrested shortly after his case at the Appeal Court. He later disclosed that Sowore who was held at the former facility of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Abuja was released on Thursday Night.
He wrote: “Omoyele Sowore has been released from the very notorious Abattoir (former Abuja SARS facility).
“He was arrested after we left the Court of Appeal over a frivolous petition by Ned Nwoko.
“I have been denied access to Omoyele Sowore at the Abattoir (former SARS facility in Abuja). This regime is dishonest. If you believe that SARS has ended you’re mistaken. It is still the same cycle of impunity and lawlessness.
“I just stepped out of the Court of Appeal in Abuja with Omoyele Sowore after our case only for the police to lay ambush and arrest him outside the Court. He has been taken away (presumably to former SARS Office in Abuja).”