Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has confirmed and condemned the arrest of lawyers who are part of the legal team of the Rivers APC in Port Harcourt Today.
Falana in a statement called for the uncounditional release of the lawyers and urged the Commissioner of police to apologize.
He alleged that the Police are planning to arraign them before a Magistrate Court on Monday, April 3, on charge bordering on forgery of electoral materials.
“I have just confirmed that the police will drag the detained lawyers to a Magistrate Court on Monday, April 3, and charge them with the forgery of electoral materials.
“The primary purpose of the latest display of naked power is to frustrate the opposition from filing an election petition against the rigging and violence that marred the March 18 governorship election in Rivers State.
“Since there is no legal justification for the arrest and detention of the lawyers, we are compelled to call on the Inspector-General of Police to order their immediate release.
“The Rivers State Commissioner of Police should publicly apologise to the lawyers,” Falana said.