Sources have disclosed what seems to be exactly what transpired with respect to the supposed arrest and detention of Mr.VICTOR OROKO, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, residing in Uyo.
Report had earlier revealed that Mr. Oroko was being held at the State CID cell in Akwa-Ibom State on the grounds that he wrote a letter to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel to look into the complain by his Client. He was said to have been arrested on an alleged order of the Governor and detained for about three days in the police custody.
However an investigation conducted by TheNigerialawyer reveals in details what seems to have truly transpired.
According to a source who spoke with TheNigerialawyer in the course of making findings said that Mr. Oroko got a bad brief and wrote a letter amounting to instigation of breach of peace. Addressed to the Governor, the letter contained a matter on herds men planing to bring down heaven on the state if they are not paid 80 million naira for 300 cows killed.
The source further revealed that, later, it was discovered that the story was a lie as only three cows were killed and the matter was already in court.
The source also stated that the state new Law on internal security considers Mr. Oroko a terrorist by implication but there is just no need to raise any alarm as he will be free on Monday as assured by the state Attorney General.
The account if confirmed true will for the once, perhaps, exonerate the Nigerian Police from an allegation of violation of the dignity of one’s person as it relates to legal practitioners. It is no gaining that of late, the legal community has been disturbed with the report of police brutality meted to legal practitioners in the country.