The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command has arrested one Barrister Abubakar Marshall, a lawyer to human rights activist, Mr Omoyele Sowore, for failing to produce his client after bail.
Recalls how Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters was on February 24, 2022 was arrested by the police following an alleged publication of false news against a former House of Representatives member Prince Ned Nwoko.
Nwoko had petitioned the Nigeria Police Force against Sowore over alleged 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.
Sowore was, however, granted an administrative bail through his lawyer Abubakar Marshall but failed to return to the police afterwards.
When contacted, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed the arrest on Friday.
According to her the Surety, Abubakar Marshall has been “charged to court following his failure to produce the suspect,” adding that this is in line with standard best practices.