Human rights lawyer, Mahmud detained by police for exposing a power-hungry assistant commissioner


Abdul Mahmud, a lawyer for human rights, was taken into custody by Nigerian Police Force agents.

Mahmud was detained for standing up for a neighbor who had been threatened by Assistant Commissioner of Police Zara Muhammad, a member of the Multinational Joint Task Force.

ACP Zara Muhammed had stormed Karu in Nasarawa State two days with some officers and harassed some residents of the area.

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In a tweet, Mahmud had urged the police to call its officers to order.

“A serving Assistant Commissioner of Police serving with the Multinational Joint Task Force is intimidating civilians in Karu, Nasarawa State. @PoliceNG must call its officer to order.”

The police officers later invaded his home and arrested him.

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“I have taken the intimidation of citizens too far. Because I defended ordinary citizens intimidated by ACP Zara Muhammed on Sunday in Karu, officers led by Insp Sola Olalekan have arrested me in my own home. Headed to the station at Abacha Road, Mararaba @policeng.”

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