Tension enveloped the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday as the police arrested the Publisher of Sahara reporters, Omoyele Sowore, during a live Facebook report.
Sowore was arrested as the Department of State Service failed to produce the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, at his resumed trial for alleged treasonable felony.
Security agents had taken over the entire court premises and adjoining streets before the botched trial.
He was taken to the Federal Secretariat Police Station after being brutalized by policemen.
Sowore later appeared on Facebook to say he had been released.
He said he returned to the court for the arraignment of five youths arrested three weeks ago at Dunamis International Church, Abuja by its securitymen for wearing ‘Buhari Must Go’ T-shirts and handed over to DSS.
Only 10 media outfits were accredited to cover the trial but the case was adjourned till October 21, 2021.
The judiciary is currently on vacation nationwide.
The police also arrested some supporters of Nnamdi Kanu dressed in Jewish regalia.
Meanwhile, angry youths shut down major cities in the South-East Arad of the trial.
They also smashed vehicles whose drivers defied an order by IPOB restricting movement across the region on Monday.
Markets were shut across the region even as roads were deserted.