Drama As Police Arrest APGA Factional Chairman In Court Premises

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The arrest followed a complaint by the prosecuting lawyer, CSP Ezekiel Rinamsomte, that Njoku, prior to the commencement of the criminal case filed against him, had verbally threatened him as counsel in the matter.

Mild drama took over the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Bwari, Abuja, on Monday.

There was mild drama at the court premises on Monday, as the factional Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Edozie Njoku, was arrested by the Nigeria police.

The arrest followed a complaint by the prosecuting lawyer, CSP Ezekiel Rinamsomte, that Njoku, prior to the commencement of the criminal case filed against him, had verbally threatened him as counsel in the matter.

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He told Justice Mohammed Madugu shortly before the case was adjourned.

He said a complaint had already been lodged at the Bwari Divisional Police Station.

“My lord, this morning when I came to the court, he (Njoku) saw me, waved his hand at me and said prosecutor how are you and we shook hands.

“I did not even recognize him because there is nothing personal between him and I.

“The next thing this man started telling me was that he was going to send calamity upon calamities upon my family; that members of my family will be dying and that he would deal with me.

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“I asked him what I have done, he said he was a very dangerous man. He said he was the reason why the Director of Litigation of the Supreme Court, Mr Dikko, was removed and dismissed.

“That he was going to shake the Nigeria Police Force; that he was the reason why the daughter of (Onyechi) Ikpeazu, SAN, died; that he was going to deal with everybody in this case.

“And I said does it mean that this man is above the law or what is the problem,” the lawyer said.

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