Audu Maikori’s family barred from seeing him in detention ahead of his court appearance in Kaduna on March 13

Posted on March 12 2017 , at 11:16 am
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  • He had earlier claimed that five students of College of Education, GidanWaya, Kaduna State, were killed in the conflict in southern Kaduna, but later retracted the comments.

Audu Maikori took a selfie with his lawyer, Mark Jacob, following his release from DSS Headquarters in Abuja last month.

Audu Maikori has spent over 36 hours in detention following his arrest by the Nigerian Police, after which he was transported to Kaduna State on Friday, March 10.

The Chocolate City boss is being held at the Gabasawa Police Station, Kaduna State and his family, friends and colleagues are reportedly ‘barred’ from visiting him.

He is expected to appear in a Kaduna federal court on Monday, March 13, for incitement over the recent southern Kaduna killings. His case would be handled by the state’s Attorney General.

Maikori had earlier claimed that five students of College of Education, GidanWaya, Kaduna State, were killed in the conflict in southern Kaduna. He later retracted the comments, stating that he was misinformed by his personal driver.

Things are not looking fine this time like it was when he was first transported to the DSS Headquarters in Abuja last month.

That time, he was able to secure his release a day later thanks to his lawyer, Mark Jacob.

READ: Audu Maikori faces seven-year jail term if found guilty of inciting the public over the southern Kaduna killings

Concerned Nigerians continue to show support via social media, as they patiently await the judgment, following Kaduna governor Nasir El-Rufai’s claims that Audu will be prosecuted for the act he found ‘irresponsible’.

Audu Maikori reportedly collapsed on March 7 while taking pictures with attendees at a Lagos event.

The entertainment lawyer, whose management said he needed medical attention, was arrested three days later and transported to Kaduna.

Meanwhile, Kaduna State’s PPRO, Aliyu Usman was not reachable at the time of this report.

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