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2023 Elections: Police arrest lawyers filing tribunal petitions for APC

Three lawyers who are reportedly filing processes for the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election petition tribunal in Port Harcourt have been arrested by the Police.

Punch reports that officers of the Rivers state police command picked them on Friday night at a hotel they were lodging.

Though the reason for their arrest is still unknown, the lawyers are said to be preparing petitions against the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the just concluded governorship election in Rivers State.

It was gathered that the legal representatives are attached to the Tuduru Ede’s Chamber, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

The State APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju, confirmed the incident, saying a statement will be released to explain the reason.

“Yes, it is true. They were arrested last night. We are going to brief the press,” Nwauju stated.

In other news, content creator, Muri claimed that he was recently arrested over a video he posted online where he was reenacting a scene of rapper, Naira Marley.

He said that he only acted as if he was smoking Igbo in the clip which circulated online but it was interpreted as him promoting drug abuse.

Muri, in a fresh clip, lamented that he had just been released from detention even though he did not do anything wrong.

The footage which allegedly got him into trouble was a recreation of Naira Marley reacting to Mohbad’s allegation that he was assaulted.

Recall that few months ago, Mohbad accused his ex-boss, Naira of unleashing boys on him when he made some requests which the music executive did not like.

After that, the Marlina Music boss shared a video on social media where he refuted the allegation and was smoking weed while saying; “Nobody beat Mohbad…”

It was that last scene Muri mimicked and posted on the internet that allegedly made security agents seek him out. He said he does smoke and he only did it just because he wanted to trend.

Surprisingly, while he was crying about being arrested, the young man was still smoking something believed to be the same substance.