The activists had staged a protest in solidarity with the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who is undergoing trial.
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Sowore was said to have been arrested on Monday while attending the court trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Chairman of the Committee, Ambassador Phil Roberts, stated this in a Communique on Wednesday in Abuja.
The organiser of the group, Damilare Adenola, disclosed this at a press briefing on Friday in Abuja
RevolutionNow Convener and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, said on his social media handles in Monday morning that it is a “Buhari Must Go” protest
Activist Omoyele Sowore had called on Nigerians to come out en masse to join a protest tagged “Buhari Must Go” on June 12, 2021.
The protesters had earlier blocked the Gudu Junction to protest the state of the nation.
While speaking after being discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Sowore said claims made by the police that no one was shot at the rally were false.
A statement by the command’s spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, said that, on the contrary, operatives of the command “professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.”
A yet-unnamed female police officer had reportedly fired a tear gas canister directly at Sowore, who was leading others on a peaceful protest against the level of insecurity and seeming anarchy prevailing in the country.
Sowore was leading others in a peaceful protest to express their dissatisfaction over the growing spate of insecurity and anarchy in the country.
Showore’s friend and convener of the Concerned Nigerians group, Deji Adeyanju, confirmed the incident on his social media handles Monday morning.
Adeniji, who made the allegation on her Twitter handle on Tuesday, is a known associate of Sowore, who also swiftly responded, saying nothing of sort happened.
The Sowore group is seeking recognition as original owners of the party whereas INEC has already recognised the Ezenwa led group.
The appearance in court by Sowore caused some stirs, with many openly expressing amazement
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu awarded the cost on account of his failure to appear in court in the ongoing trial without genuine reason, an action the court deemed as affecting the pace of hearing the matter.
Museveni’s tailor makes his suits in complete disregard of tailoring measurements. It would appear that either the president doesn’t care anymore or he has given up on the person who dresses him.
The news about Watila’s death filtered out at the Abuja Division of the FHC early in the morning as court workers, lawyers and litigants came in for the day’s business.
The Controller, FCT Command, Abdul-Rahman Maiyaki, said this in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Chukwuedo Humphrey, on Tuesday in Abuja.
SERAP said: “The Working Group should request the Nigerian authorities to withdraw the bogus charges against Mr Sowore and four other activists, and to immediately and unconditionally release them.”