Sowore, 4 others arraigned in court over New Year’s eve protest


Omoyele Sowore and four others have been arraigned by the federal government at the Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.

Sowore was arrested by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja.

He is being arraigned alongside four others on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecution, however, alleged that the defendants were arrested on New Year’s eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sowore had earlier before the protest charged Nigerians on Twitter to hold a crossover protest by picking up a candle and a placard showing their grievances against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.


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