The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has finally arraigned the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court in Abuja Monday, September 30, 2019
He is being arraigned on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the APC-led Federal Government.
Sowore, who is the founder of Sahara Reporters Sowore,was surrounded by operatives of the Department of State Services as he arrived the fourth floor of the court edifice at about 9.10am chanting ‘Revolution,’ with his waiting followers completing the slogan with a chorus of “Now.”
Sowore he appear before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, whose courtroom is located on the fourth floor.
Recall that the DSS on August 3, 2019 arrested Sowore for calling for a revolution through a protest scheduled to hold on August 5.
On August 8, Justice Taiwo Taiwo in the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court granted the DSS permission to hold the activist in custody for 45 days.
And less than 24 hours before the expiration of the 45 days on September 21, the AGF office, on September 20, filed seven counts of treasonable felony, cyber crimes and money laundering against the former student leader.
His legal team led by led by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) on September 24 had told Justice Taiwo Taiwo to grant him bail which he did with the sole condition that he deposit his passport in the court’s registry.
But seven days after meeting the bail condition, the DSS has yet to release him. But the DSS spokesman Dr. Peter Afunnaya claimed that as at September 26 that the agency had yet to be served with the court order for Sowore’s release.
It was gathered that the bailiff was prevented from serving on the DSS in the affidavit of “non-service” which he deposed to before the court’s Commissioner of Oath later on Friday.
In court today, Sowore insisted that revolution will happen one day.
More to follow soon.