Three lawyers representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election petition tribunal in Rivers state have been arrested by policemen.
The Punch revealed the lawyers were preparing petitions against the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the governorship election.
It is understood the APC’s legal representatives were arrested at the hotel they were lodged in Port Harcourt on Friday night, March 31, 2023.
The reason for their arrest is still unknown but the spokesperson of the APC in Rivers state, Darlington Nwauju, confirmed the arrest on Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2023.
Nwauju said: “Yes, it is true. They were arrested last night. We are going to brief the press.”
The police command in Rivers state are also yet to comment on the situation regarding the arrest of the lawyers.