JUST IN: Sowore Appears In Court

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The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday brought Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, before a federal high court in Abuja.

Reports have it that he was brought through the back door of the court in order to prevent his supporters who were outside waiting to catch a glimpse of him from having access to him.

Omoyele Sowore
Omoyele Sowore

Spotting a white shirt, Sowore was all smiles as he cheered a few of his supporters who made it into the courtroom.

Alongside Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant, Sowore is to be arraigned on a seven-count charge.

Among the charges filed against him are a conspiracy to commit treason and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.

The government also accused Sowore of money laundering and cyberstalking.

He was arrested in Lagos on August 3 ahead of a planned nationwide protest and later moved to Abuja.

The protest, the government said, was aimed at removing the president during his term of office otherwise than by constitutional means.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo had earlier granted the DSS request to keep Sowore for 45 days but he was later granted bail.

But the Nigerian secret police refused to release him despite fulfilling his bail condition.

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