- Omoyele Sowore is certainly in more troubles with the federal government
- Just when Nigerians felt that the activist's ordeals were coming to an end, the office of the AGF Abubakar Malami has filed new charges against Sowore
- This came when Sowore's trial was adjourned to Thursday, February 13
The ordeals of the embattled human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, are yet not over as the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malamai has filed fresh charges against him.
The new development was revealed by the prosecuting lawyer, Kayode Alilu, after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned the trial to Thursday, February 13, Channels TV reports.
Alilu informed the court that the office of the AGF has taken over the prosecution of the case with amended charges against Sowore.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Department of State Service (DSS) had been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja to pay the sum of N200,000 as damages to Sowore.
The damages, according to the court, came as a result of unwarranted adjournments. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and former Senator Shehu Sani on Wednesday, February 12, arrived at the court in Abuja to witness Sowore's trial.
Soyinka arrived at the courtroom around 8:50 am, five minutes before the convener of RevolutionNow Movement made his way in.
Sowore was 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 DSS arrested the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections.
Sowore was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday, August 3. 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.
AGF Malami had explained that the reason for the release of Dasuki and Sowore the commitment of the federal government to the rule of law and obedience to court orders.
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