The Federal Government will on Monday arraign Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, before the Federal High Court, Abuja division, a report has revealed.
Sowore, an activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, an online citizen journalism platform, will be arraigned on seven counts of treasonable felony, money laundering and cybercrimes, the Punch reports.
The charges were filed by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation on September 20, barely 24 hours before the expiration of the 45 days period granted by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the FHC, Abuja, to the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Sowore.
Sowore is, however, to be arraigned despite Justice Taiwo granting him bail last Tuesday.
The bail was granted after the activist’s legal team led by Femi Falana (SAN) had informed the court that there was no legal basis for the Federal Government and the DSS to continue the prolonged detention as the period set by the court had elapsed.
Justice Taiwo, therefore, ordered Sowore’s release to his lawyer, subject to the submission of his international passport to the court.
But the activist’s legal team has decried their client’s continued detention despite meeting the bail conditions set by the court.
Read Also: Court Orders Sowore’s Release
It was learnt that the case instituted against Sowore was not assigned to Justice Taiwo, but to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who has subsequently fixed Monday for arraignment.
Sowore has been in the custody of the DSS since August 3, after he was arrested for purportedly leading a call of insurrection against a democratically elected government.