The Federal High Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu today, ordered that the convener of RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore should be remanded in custody of the Department of State Service(DSS), till Friday, when it will hear his bail application
Justice Ojukwu remanded Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Adebayo Bakare also popularly called Mandate,after they pleaded not guilty to a seven-count charge brought against them the Federal Government.
The court had asked the defendants to choose between Kuje and Suleja prisons,but Sowore’s lawyer, Mr. Olumide Fusika, SAN, prayed the court to allow them to remain in the custody of the DSS till the next adjourned date;October 4.
However, there was a mild drama when was Sowore and co accused were being led out of the court by security men. Sowore attempted to grant an interview to the but was prevented and forcefully taken away officials of DSS.
Despite the incident, he was able to chanting revolution now amid protest by some of his supporters that were present during the proceeding.
Recalled that Sowore, who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, in the last general election and the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, an online media platform has been in detention since August 2, when he was allegedly arrested for calling for #RevolutionNow protest, which he called nationwide to protest alleged bad governance in the country and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.