Human Rights activist, former presidential candidate and founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has accused the Nigerian Government of planning to abduct and infect him with the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Sowore alleged that his arrest is expected to be expedited by an illegal court order and carried out in the next few days.
The activist further alleged that the planned attack was in retaliation for Sahara Reporters leaking the health status of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
Sowore is currently on trial for treason and planning to overthrow the government by calling for a revolution.
Making the accusations through his Twitter handle, @YeleSowore, the Revolution Now convener said:
“It is important to inform you that we are facing some unusual circumstances, and the days ahead might be very tense and difficult, but we will conquer. Following the revelation by SaharaReporters that the Chief of Staff. Abba Kyari contracted COVID& subsequent #RevolutionNow
“revelations about the criminal conducts/negligence that has brought Nigeria to the nadir of this global pandemic, @mBuhari regime today sent some high powered delegation to the CJ of the Federal High Court of NIGERIA to help procure a judge to grant a detention order against me.”
He said further that the Nigeria Army was also involved in the plot to abduct and eliminate him.
“The courts are reportedly on break due to COVID-19 pandemic. This was leaked to our lawyers a few minutes ago. They plan this time is to use the @HQNigerianArmy for the sinister plot. The plan is to obtain a court order and then send soldiers to shoot up my residence in Abuja.
“By claiming that I resisted arrest with armed colleagues, if I am arrested alive they would take me to an Army Barracks in Abuja to be tortured/infected with COVID-19. I am not raising the alarm to scare anyone, it is to inform our compatriots that we should brace #RevolutionNow.
He concluded by urging Nigerians to stand firm and brace themselves for the coming changes ahead.
“However, rest assured that we are in high spirits and are totally convinced that we may be turning a historic corner in the face of brutal repression.
I am urging all to stand firm, unbowed and unbroken. – Omoyele Sowore