Publisher of online newspaper Saharareporters, Omoyele Sowore has been reportedly arrested by the police on Thursday in Abuja.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, African Action Congress, Femi Adeyeye.
Recall that Mr. Sowore was the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 elections.
The statement said Sowore was arrested “just after stepping out of the Court where the Chairman, party leaders and members had converged to witness the party’s case against Independent National Electoral Commission and usurpers.”
The activist and founder of #RevolutionNow Movement had filed an appeal against the ruling of the Federal High Court which declared Leonard Nzenwa the acting Chairman of the AAC.
According to Adeyeye, he was taken to the former Special Anti Robbery Squad, infamously called “Abattoir.”
He added that no reason was given for his arrest.
Adeyeye said, “As at the time of releasing this statement that he is currently at the dreaded SARS unit called ‘Abattoir’ and men from that station were the ones who carried out the arrest.
“We are monitoring these events and we can assure all members that these re-occurring illegalities and attacks won’t be allowed to stand. Specific reason(s) for his arrest remain sketchy at this time.”