Sowore slams N200m suit against bizman, Ned Nwoko, police over arrest

Posted by News Express | 1 March 2022 | 1,218 times

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The African Action Congress (AAC) National Chairman and 2019 presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has slammed an N200 million suit against multi-billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko, and the Nigeria Police over the alleged illegal arrest.

Sowore’s lawyer, Barrister Tope Tomekun, in a statement made available on Monday, said his chamber had commenced litigation against Nwoko and the police at a Federal High Court, Abuja.

He said, “wẹ Have commenced the process of slamming N 200 million damages fundamental rights enforcement suit in the Federal High Court, Abuja, on behalf of Omoyele Sowore against the acclaimed billionaire politician, Hon. Ned Nwoko, and the police authorities for the illegal arrest of Omoyele Sowore at the Court of Appeal premises on February 24, 2022 and for the improper use of powers by the Nigeria Police to lay siege on the entire Court of Appeal for Omoyele Sowore on the prompting of the billionaire.

“Hopefully, tomorrow, the court process shall be served on the respondents, i.e. the Nigeria Police Force, the IG of Police, the Commissioner of Police for FCT and Hon. Ned Nwoko, who are respondents.

“We need to come together to interrogate the power of money in our policing system. Just a few weeks ago, the Hon. Ned Nwoko used the police to arrest Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, alsò known as Jaruma, for mere social media banters and had her detained for three days on the same allegation of defamation like he is alleging against Sowore now. For how long will this continue?” he queried.

(Daily Independent)

Source: News Express

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