Sowore Arrives at Federal High Court Amidst Strong Support  - The Top Society

Sowore Arrives at Federal High Court Amidst Strong Support 

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Omoyele Sowore, the prominent human rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has made a dramatic entrance at the Federal High Court in Abuja today.

He arrived at the court premises at approximately 8:45 am, flanked by a multitude of fervent supporters who have gathered to rally behind him.

Sowore, donned in an ash-colored suit, faces re-arraignment on what he and his supporters claim are trumped-up charges bordering on treasonable felony, brought against him by the Nigerian government.

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The charges stem from his involvement in the #RevolutionNow campaign on the 5th of August 2019, where he called for protests against bad governance, corruption, and insecurity during the tenure of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Notably, Amnesty International has declared Omoyele Sowore a prisoner of conscience, citing his arbitrary detention and what they view as unfair trials, all stemming from his exercise of the fundamental right to freedom of expression.

In a previous development, Justice Emeka Nwite adjourned the case on July 5, 2023, due to the absence of the 2nd defendant, Olawale Bakare, who is a co-defendant in the case.

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The circumstances surrounding Sowore’s initial arrest are also raising eyebrows, as he was apprehended in a Lagos hotel in a highly controversial and forceful manner by heavily armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), subsequently transported to Abuja.

 

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