4th March, 2022
By Monday Ijeh
The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Friday confirmed the arrest of Abubakar Marshall, who stood as surety for Omoyele Sowore following his arrest over a defamation case.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, DSP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Abuja.
Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arrested on Feb. 24, following a petition of criminal defamation, injurious falsehood publication of news known to be false, against him.
His arrest followed a petition by former member, House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko, through his lawyers, Trifold Law & Partners, against Sahara Reporters Foundation.
Adeh said Marshall stood as surety for Sowore after he was granted an administrative bail with a promise to produce him on Feb. 25.
She said the surety was arrested and immediately charged to court following his failure to produce Sowore for investigation on an agreed date as he promised.
Adeh said Marshall’s arrest was in line with standard best practices.