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I never applied for or received any grants in Tosin Adeniji’s name —Sowore

#RevolutionNow activist and publisher of SaharaReporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore has denied the allegation that he applied for grants in the name of #EndSARS activist, Tosin Adeniji.

ElombahNews published earlier that Adeniji had lamented how Sowore, in collusion with their lawyer, Tope Akiyode, went behind her to apply for a grant using her name while she wasted away in prison.

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#EndSARS: How Sowore went behind me to apply for grant in my name while in prison —Tosin Adeniji

According to a screenshot of a conversation posted online by Tosin, Sowore emphatically stated that he ‘never applied for a grant in her name’, rather, that “Tope did”.


On his part, Akiyode, in another screenshot, also denied forwarding any application, saying it was Sowore that did:


Reacting to the allegation, Sowore said on his Twitter handle @YeleSowore that he never applied for or received any grants in her name.


He tweeted:

“A RESPONSE: @callmerahila reached out to me earlier claiming a grant app was written in her name and I have confirmed to her that nothing of such existed. Further I volunteered to refund her if any grant was collected on her behalf without her knowledge!

Without prejudice to any further action she will take! Pls note that this response is not intended as an attack on @callmerahila, she’s been a committed member of our movt over these yrs and assisted me in the last two years in particular while I was unjustly detained. Thanks!

Lastly, if anyone knows of any foundation that issued a grant on her behalf without her knowledge kindly reveal it to the public so that she can get her rightful entitlement. I never applied for or received any grants in her name or her behalf!

Tosin Adeniji, it could be recalled, was amongst the youths that paralysed the country with the #EndSARS protest that eventually led to the famed #LekkiMassacre that reportedly resulted in the death of about twelve protesters.

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