Police in Delta have re-arrested Nicholas Makolomi who allegedly made a video of operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shooting a boy in Ugheli, Delta State which led to the #EndSARS protests across the country.
Mr Makolomi’s lawyer Ekenemolise Osifo raised alarm on Tuesday in Asaba, noting that Federal High Court had ruled against Makolomi’s initial arrest and detention.
“What aggravated the police to the re-arrest him was the fact that Makolomi brought the attention of the police to another act of unlawful extortion conducted by one SP Sunday Nwaja who requested for N500,000 to grant him soft landing.
“To cover up for their lack of discipline to investigate the extortion issue, the police cunningly withdrew the pending matter from the court and re-arrested him.
“We want his unconditional release and the stoppage of further harassment of Prince Nicholas Makolomi. The police should respect and decision of the Federal High Court ruling in Asaba on November 24, 2020, which declared his earlier arrest and detention illegal,” Mr Osifo said.
The lawyer said he was unaware of his client’s location, adding that the victim has been denied access to his medication being a chronic ulcer and asthmatic patient.