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Revolution Now: Court Adjourns Activist Sowore’s Trial Till March

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Revolution Now: Court Adjourns Activist Sowore’s Trial Till March

Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu and popular activist Deji Adeyanju with Sowore and Bakare at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday. PHOTO: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun.
Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu and popular activist Deji Adeyanju with Sowore and Bakare at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday. PHOTO: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun.

The convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have been re-arraigned on a new two-count charge of a treasonable felony by the state security service on behalf of the federal government.

It was gathered that both Sowore and Bakare pleaded not guilty to the amended charges levelled against them.

In the new charge, the offences which bordered on fraud, cyber-stalking and of insulting the president were removed.

The Federal Government has also confirmed the payment of the sum of N200,000 to defence team leveled against them on February 12 at the resumed hearing today, February 13.

Read Also: Court Orders FG To Pay N200,000 To Political Activists Sowore, Bakare Over Trial Delay

The trial judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the case to 11,12,13th of March 2020 to enable the prosecution to provide video evidence to the defence team and also for the defence to look at the videos.

Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare were accused by the Federal Government of staging a revolution campaign on 5th day of August 2019, tagged#RevolutionNow” aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari during his term of office by unconstitutional means.

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