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Federal Government Charges Omoyele Sowore with Treasonable Felony & Money Laundering



Sahara Reporters’ founder and publisher, Omoyele Sowore

Nigerian activist and leader of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, has been charged by the federal government with treasonable felony for allegedly organising a revolution campaign on September 5, 2019, Punch reports

The suit said that the #RevolutionNow protest was aimed at removing the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and is a breach section 516 of the Criminal Code Act.

The federal government in the suit dated September 19 and filed at the federal high court in Abuja, also accused Sowore, a 2019 presidential candidate, of granting an interview for the purpose of causing insult, enmity and ill-will to the person of the president, Muhammadu Buhari.

FG also accused Sowore of money laundering saying he was involved in the alleged transfers of the sums of $19,975 on April 2, 2019; $20,475 on May 21, 2019; $16,975 on June 27, 2019, and another $16,975 on July 16, 2019.



    September 21, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Federal government of Nigeria should be very careful charging anyone, with Treason . In a democracy what Mr. Show ore was doing falls within his rights as a NigerianNigeria government should equally arrest and charge Mr. Falana a senior advocate of Nigeria for the same offence. Secondly, on the money laundry. That’a serious joke. This made those money transfers legally . Nigeria government is scared to arrest Mr Falana . A senior advocate of Nigeria who is more than capable of defending himself in court. .Mr Buhari remember this is 2019 not 1985. We are nor scared of you . Your fellow Nigerians will not allow you and others to take away their rights. We will fight you in the courts to a standstill.. Now you know. A word is enough for the wise. I’ just saying.

  2. maygurl

    September 23, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    As much as i stand with people freely exercising their civic right like Sowore did, please lets not forget to fight and talk when we need too. During the hunt for the former CJN Walter Onnoghen by Buhari and his cohorts before the election alot of Nigerians failed to see that it was all a bid to have the judiciary under their fit and now that they have achieved that how many cases has in recent times bn won against the federal govt even when the facts are right. i honestly hope Sowore is not thrown into a life time jail to permanently silence him.


    September 23, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    AIF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF Nigeria wants to fight with anyone they should fight with someone of the same stature not Showore who does not look presidential. Does he even look like someone who could take over the presidency?. As for the second charges of money laundering. The amount of cash he was being charged with are all the financial contributions his numerous overseas contributed for him to enable him prosecute his presidential campaigns. That’s how it’s is here in America.? I am urging president Buhari to cut him loose and let him go. Enough of all this intimidation and herasssment. Let the poor man go. Now you know. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

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