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Activists and Publisher, Omoyele Sowore has arrived at the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja wearing handcuffs.
The court presided over by Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello is expected to hear the bail application filed on Sowore’s behalf.
Sowore on Monday, January 4, was arraigned alongside four others by the Federal Government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.
Although they all pleaded not guilty to the charges, the prosecution alleged that the defendants were arrested on New Year’s eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The court then ordered that they be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre until the formal application for their bail today.
NewsWireNGR recalls that Mr Sowore spoke with journalists in court on Monday on his and other activists’ arrest by the police in Abuja.
The former presidential candidate said the encounter with the police convinced him that brutality of citizens by security operatives has not ended.
“The policemen that were brought to the place of the protest were beating people and I came down from my car where I was covering the protest to stop them from beating people.
“They pounced on me, and broke my nose. It was carried out by a mobile police officer who loaded about seven vehicles with mobile police officers well armed.
“It was an attempt to stop him from terrorising Nigerians in view of #EndSARS protest and the position of the country on police brutality that they pounced on me and broke my nose. When they took me to their Abattoir, I discovered that the Nigerian government has not ended SARS. They mobilised SARS to beat us up and force us into detention,” Mr Sowore said.
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