Defamation: Police arrest surety over failure to produce Sowore

Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arrested on February 24, following a petition of criminal defamation, injurious falsehood publication of news known to be false, against him.
The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore

The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore

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The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, on Friday confirmed the arrest of Mr Abubakar Marshall, who stood as surety for Sahara Reporters publisher, Mr. 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 was arrested on February 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 the on February 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 is in line with standard best practices.

-NAN

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