#RevolutionNow: Sowore arrives court chanting


Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja over an alleged conspiracy to commit treason, money laundering and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

Sowore arrived the fourth floor of the court edifice chanting ‘Revolution,’ with his waiting followers completing the slogan with a chorus of “Now.”

The publisher of the online news platform, Sahara reporters, Sowore will be arraigned alongside his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

They were brought to the court on Monday by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

He is to be arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, whose courtroom is located on the fourth floor.

Recall that the DSS had on August 3, 2019 arrested Sowore for calling for a revolution through a protest scheduled to hold on August 5.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo in the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on August 8, granted the DSS permission to hold the activist in custody for 45 days.

However, barely 24 hours before the expiration of the 45 days, the AGF office, on September 20, filed seven counts of treasonable felony, cyber crimes and money laundering against the activist.

On September 24, upon a request by Sowore’s legal team led by Femi Falana (SAN), Justice Taiwo Taiwo granted him bail, with the sole condition that he deposit his passport in the court’s registry.

But one week after meeting the bail condition, the DSS has yet to release the activist.

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