FG Discontinues Treason Trial Against Sowore 

The federal government has dropped the treasonable felony charge preferred against Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters.

The decision to discontinue the trial was communicated to the federal high court in Abuja via a notice of discontinuance, dated February 14 and filed by Lateef Fagbemi, attorney general of the federation (AGF).

The notice reads: “By virtue of the power conferred on me under Section 174 (1) (c} of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, Section 107 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I Lateef Olasunkanmi Fagbemi, SAN intend to discontinue charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019.”

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