Soyinka, Sani In Court As Sowore’s Trial Resumes

An Abuja High Court has awarded N200,000 as damages to Omoyele Sowore against the Directorate of State Services for frivolous adjournments in the arraignment of the former presidential candidate is fixed for Wednesday.

Nobel laureate Professor, Wole Soyinka, and Senator Shehu Sani, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Chidi Odinkalu and activist Deji Adeyanju were present in Court in solidarity with the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore.

Sowore and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are facing trial over charges of a treasonable felony for organising the revolution now protest on August 5, 2019, which the government saw as an attempt to disrupt peace in the country.

The trial was stalled yesterday due to the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu. It was subsequently adjourned till February 12.

Sowore was arrested on August 3, 2019, by the Department of State Services (DSS) and was in custody until December 24, 2019, when he was eventually released on the orders of the Attorney General of the Federation who directed the DSS to comply with the orders of the court which granted him bail.

 

 

 

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