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Sowore slams N200m lawsuit against Ned Nwoko, Police; alleges illegal arrest

Human right activist, Omoyele Sowore, has slammed a N200 million suit against acclaimed billionaire and police, Ned Nwoko, along with the Nigeria Police Force over his alleged illegal arrest.

In a statement by his counsel, Barrister Tope Tomekun, the Sahara Reporters Publisher said the illegal arrest was at the Court of Appeal premises on the 24th of February 2022.

The former presidential candidate said he took the legal action “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 one billionaire”.

He said; “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 few weeks ago the Hon. Ned Nwoko used the police to arrest Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, àlsò known as Jaruma, for mere social media banters and had her detained for 3 days on the same allegation of defamation like he is alleging against Sowore now.

“For how long will this continue?”.

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