Sowore: Court Postpones Felony Trial

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The case of embattled Journalist Omoyele Sowore has been postponed.

It would be recalled that Sowore who planned to protest against the perceived maladministration of President Muhammadu Buhari was arrested by operatives of Department of State Service (DSS) on Aug 4, 2019.

The human rights activist and convener of #RevolutionNow was accused of treasonable felony, cyberbullying amid other charges. He was released on Dec 5, 2019.

However, he was re-arrested barely 12 hours after his release as DSS stormed the courthouse in a violent attempt to secure his arrest.

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This attracted global attention with United States Senators threatening there will be dire consequences should any harm befall Sowore who is also a US citizen.

He was finally released on December 24 2020.

Sowore’s hearing slated for Feb 11, 2020 has been postponed by a day. The new date for his trial is Feb 12, 2020.

This was contained in a statement released to The Herald on Monday.

“UPDATE!!!

The Treasonable Felony trial of SOWORE & MANDATE earlier scheduled to begin on Tuesday February 11, 2020 has been postponed by one day. Trial before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu will now commence on Wednesday February 12, 2020 in Court 7, Federal High court Abuja.

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