Former Chocolate City Boss and lawyer, Audu Maikori has been arrested by the police. According to many reports, he was arrested based on tweets he posted a few months ago about attacks in Southern Kaduna that turned out to be false. His lawyer gave a statement indicating the circumstances around his arrest.
According to a report by PREMIUM TIMES Audu was arrested in Lagos by a team of police officers attached to inspector-general monitoring and intelligence team and was immediately transferred to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
“I arrived at the Force Headquarters and learned that a detention order has already been signed for him,” Mr. Jacobs said of his client. “I am not sure he will be released tonight.”
Weeks after he tweeted what turned out to be false information, Audu took to his facebook page to apologize for the wrong information and said he was given incorrect information based on the incidents that happened.
Mr. Jacobs said he was told by the police that a magistrate issued warrant for Mr. Maikori’s arrest and are planning to charged him with attempt to “incite” the public.The arrest of Mr. Maikori, a vocal advocate for the plight of residents of the restive area, came nearly four weeks after he narrated an attack that purportedly took place in Southern Kaduna.
The story is currently developing but his mentee and new Chocolate City president, MI Abaga, has come out in his defense on twitter urging his release.