Sowore Arraigned In Court On Modified Terrorism Charges
Few days after the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government rejected the court order to release the leader of the #RevolutionNow Campaign, Mr Omoyele Sowore, the Department of State Security [DSS], this morning brought him to appear before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Recall that a federal judge had, on September 24 struck out the DSS application to detain Sowore for another twenty days.
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.
Barely 24 hours before the expiration of the 45 days period on September 21, the AGF office, on September 20, filed seven counts of treasonable felony, and cybercrimes against the activist.
On September 24, upon a request by Sowore’s legal team led by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), Justice Taiwo Taiwo granted bail to him 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 claiming that they have not been served.
DSS Operatives, however, reportedly chased away the court bailiff and Omoyele Sowore’s legal team on Friday when they came to serve them the court orders.
ElombahNews reported that DSS slammed a seven counts charge of treasonable felony and money laundering against the duo of Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate.
Despite meeting his bail conditions, the Secret Police Agency refused to release him, rather brought him to a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Sowore has remained in detention and is being accused of plans to illegally and unconstitutionally overthrow the democratically elected government of President Buhari through #RevolutionNow protest.
According to our correspondent, Sowore was sneaked through the backdoor into the courtroom by DSS operatives.
Sowore appeared full of energy and was smiling all through as he exchanged pleasantries with lawyers.