Less than two hours after they were arrested, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has been released along with some other activists at the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The activists had staged a protest in solidarity with Kanu, who is undergoing trial.
"They have just released us. They dragged, harassed and beat us. They took us to the Federal Secretariat Police Station. I told them that they have no right to arrest me," Sowore said.
"I have a right to observe the trial of Nnamdi Kanu. They took our cards and deleted all recordings."