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  • Updated: May 02, 2024

Rivers lawmaker released after two weeks in police custody

Rivers lawmaker released after two weeks in police custody

The member representing Ahoada West Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Sokari Goodboy Sokari, has regained his freedom two weeks after his arrest.

The Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Jerry Omatsogunwa, confirmed Goodboy’s release on Thursday.

According to him, the action of the police was an aberration, saying such a manner of arrest cannot stand in civilized countries across the world.

“Yes, Hon. Sokari Goodboy Sokari has been released. He was released today by the police in Abuja. According to the Bible, sorrow endures for the need, but joy comes in the morning.

“I want to say that we can improve on whatever we do in policing in this country. In modern societies, the police will conclude their investigation before effecting an arrest,” he said.

Recall that Sokari was arrested by policemen outside the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

The lawmaker was arrested alongside another PDP chieftain, Ezebunwo Itcemati, both loyal to the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

While Itchemati was freed a few days later, Sokari was held back in police custody.

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