Human Rights

FG remands Sowore, four others in Kuje Prison over protest

FG remands Sowore, four others in Kuje Prison over protest


The Federal Government has remanded publisher of SaharaReporters online media, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and four others in Kuje Prison over a protest against bad governance.

A Magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja ordered Sowore and the others to be kept in the Prison pending the determination of the case.

They are expected to hear their application for bail tomorrow, January 5, 2020.

Sowore  posted on social media shortly after the remand; “We have been sent to The infamous Kuje Prison for the next 24 hours while they plot their next moves. But we are very resolute and convinced that this year will be different for the tyrant! #RevolutionNow “

The Federal Government is trying Sowore alongside four others on three charge of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.

When the case was called up they all pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecution, however, alleged that the defendants were arrested on New Year’s eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sowore was arrested by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja.

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