[NEWS] FG CHERES SOWORE

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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON FRIDAY CHARGED THE CONVENER OF #REVOLUTIONNOW PROTEST, OMOYELE SOWORE, WITH TREASONABLE FELONY AND MONEY LAUNDERING.

SOWORE, PROMOTER OF AN ONLINE MEDIA PLATFORM – SAHARA REPORTERS, WHO WAS ALSO  PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC) IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IS CHARGED ALONG WITH OLAWALE BAKARE, ALSO KNOWN AS MANDATE,  IN A SEVEN-COUNT CHARGE FILED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNERY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION.

SOWORE IS CURRENTLY BEING DETAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (DSS) UPON AN ORDER OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT, ABUJA GIVEN ON AUGUST 8, 2019, PERMITTING THE DSS

TO DETAIN HIM FOR 45 DAYS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, FOLLOWING THE SECURITY AGENCY’S CLAIM THAT HE WAS INVOLVED IN ACTS OF TERRORISM AND PLOTTED TO TOPPLE THE GOVERNMENT; ALLEGATIONS HE HAS SINCE DENIED.

 

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