Policemen have arrested three lawyers who are reportedly filing processes for the All Progressives Congress at the election petition tribunal in Port Harcourt.
The lawyers are said to be preparing petitions against the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the just concluded governorship election in Rivers State.
They were reportedly picked on Friday night at a hotel they were lodging in Port Harcourt. The reason for their arrest is still unknown.
The lawyers are attached to the Tuduru Ede’s Chamber, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
The State APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Saturday afternoon.
“Yes, it is true. They were arrested last night. We are going to brief the press,” Nwauju stated.
Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko proved abortive as her mobile phone was not reachable as at the time of filing this report.