- Omoyele Sowore got a herbalist as an escort on his way to a court hearing in Abuja on Tuesday, March 2
- The yet-to-be-identified man was a Babalawo who followed the activist to the magistrate court in Wuse Zone 2
- Sowore referred to the man as a Nigerian who is willing to express his full support for him
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Persons who were in the magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja got a shock upon seeing an unidentified man dressed like a herbalist (natively called Babalawo in Yoruba) escorted Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow protest.
The man was said to have been clad in a traditional attire allegedly to demonstrate his support for Sowore during a hearing on Tuesday, March 2.
A report from The Cable said the spiritualist appeared in the full regalia of his profession: knee-length robe with red and black stripes and a cap.
The attire was decorated with cowries, snail shells, and little calabashes. The Ifa priest also had the head of a cat hanging down his neck.
Sowore described the man as a well-meaning Nigerian who simply came to show his support for him.
Earlier, Sowore was remanded in Kuje correctional centre, Abuja, the nation's capital.
The magistrate court in Abuja ordered the remand of Omoyele Sowore and four others on Monday, January 4. Legit.ng gathered that their formal bail application would be heard on Tuesday, January 5.
Sowore was arrested by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja.
He was arraigned alongside four others by the federal government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.
The report said that they all pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecution, however, alleged that the defendants were arrested on New Year eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.