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Court strikes out treasonable felony charges against Sowore.

Court strikes out treasonable felony charges against Sowore.

Justice Emeka Nwite of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, struck out the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government filed against the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and Olawole Adebayo Bakare (aka Mandate).

Justice Emeka Nwite struck out the charge, in a ruling after A.R. Tahir, counsel to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice withdrew the charge.

Galaxy tv reports that Justice Nwite also ordered the Department of State Service (DSS) to immediately release three phones and the sum of N10,000 seized from Sowore during his arrest.

The judge also ordered the DSS to release a phone belonging to Bakare and the sum of N1,500 confiscated from him during his arrest.
Justice Nwite equally ordered that Sowore’s international passport be released. The orders followed an application to that effect by lawyer to Sowore and Bakare, Mr Femi Falana (SAN).

The AGF and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi had, last week filed a notice of discontinuance of the treasonable felony charge against Sowore and his co-defendant, who were earlier arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in 2019 before the matter was reassigned to Justice Nwite.

Recall that the Federal Government, in 2019 slammed a seven-count criminal charge, bordering on treasonable felony and money laundering against Sowore, who is also the publisher of Sahara Reporters online news medium.
Also charged along the Sowore, a presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) party in the seven-count charge is Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate..

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