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FG discontinues Sowore’s treason trial

The federal government has discontinued its case against #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, over alleged treason. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,…

The federal government has discontinued its case against #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, over alleged treason.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), conveyed the notice of discontinuance to the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.

The notice reads in part: “By virtue of the power conferred on me under Section 174(1) (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), Section 107 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I, Lateef Olasunkanmi Fagbemi (SAN), intend to discontinue Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019.”

The withdrawal followed the delays suffered in the prosecution of the case filed after Sowore’s arrest on August 3, 2019.

Thus, the presiding Judge, Justice Emeka Nwite, on Wednesday threatened to strike out the two-count charge preferred against Sowore and his associate, Olawale Bakare.

Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Sowore in a raid based on an intelligence report of an alleged nationwide #RevolutionNow protest against bad governance.

Subsequently, the federal government filed the charges against Sowore, who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 and 2023 general elections.

 

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