Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and former Senator Shehu Sani on Wednesday, February 12, arrived at the Federal High court in Abuja to witness Omoyele Sowore's trial.
According to The Cable, Soyinka arrived at the courtroom around 8:50 am, five minutes before the convener of RevolutionNow Movement made his way in.
Sowore is standing trial on seven counts including treasonable felony, insulting the president, and cyber-stalking alongside his co-accused, Olawale Bakare.
Back in August 2019, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections. The activist was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday, August 3.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the activist-turned politician on Friday, December 6, 2019, was rearrested by the operatives of DSS at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Sowore's rearrest came after he was released from DSS detention on the evening of Thursday, December 5. He had spent 124 days and was back in court on the morning of Friday, December 6, for the commencement of his trial on the charge of treasonable felony.
In a related development, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, explained that the release of a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and Sowore from detention was due to the federal government's compassion for the duo.
According to him, the reason for the release of Dasuki and Sowore owes also to the commitment to the rule of law, obedience to court orders.
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