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Sowore was said to have been arrested on Monday while attending the court trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Daily Trust reports that security operatives have cordoned off the entrance to the Federal High Court in Abuja venue of the trial, just as vehicles loaded with operatives of the Nigeria Police and the Department of States Services (DSS) are preventing “unaccredited” journalists and members of the public from accessing the court.

“How can you place the will for separation as a criminal act? That kind of language doesn’t exist in the constitution, it doesn’t exist in law. It does not exist in the catalogue of immoralities because it is not an immoral act or position to say that you want to stop being part of an entity or you want to join an entity,” he said.

The OYSIEC Chairman,  Isiaka Olagunju (SAN), announced this on Saturday in Ibadan after a monitoring exercise, disclosing that the decision was taken due to the omission of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) logo on the ballot papers.