Prince Ned Nwoko, a former member of the House of Representatives, has denied any involvement in the arrest of Abubakar Marshal, a lawyer for Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore.
In a statement issued by his lawyer, Bryan Ukaegbu, the billionaire stated that Marshal was not also arrested by the police in Abuja for filing a case against him in court.
Previously, Sowore claimed that Nwoko assisted in Marshal’s arrest on Friday in Abuja.
However, the former lawmaker’s lawyer stated that Marshall acted as a surety for Sowore after he was granted administrative bail with the promise to appear in court on February 25 but failed to do so.
According to the news gathered by newsmen, Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arrested on February 24th, 2022, following a criminal defamation, injurious falsehood, and publication of news known to be false petition filed against him.
His arrest was the result of a petition filed by Nwoko’s lawyers, Trifold Law & Partners, against the Sahara Reporters Foundation.
To begin with, Mr Omoyele Sowore was invited by the office of the Inspector General of Police to respond to a Petition written by the Solicitors to Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko, the law firm of TRIFOLD LAW AND PARTNERS, according to the statement.
The petition amounted to criminal acts of character defamation, injurious falsehood, criminal intimidation, cyberstalking, and the likes against Hon Prince Dr. Ned Munir Nwoko, with the goal of smearing his name and tarnishing his reputation in violation of the Penal Code and the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Constitution as amended.