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How Nigerians Stormed Abuja Court As Police Fail To Provide Sowore

Nigerians today 8th January 2020 in their large numbers stormed the Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate Court in Abuja with their placards, demanding the release of Sowore and four others who are being detained in FCID, Area 10 Abuja.

It was gathered that the Police had refused to bring Sowore and others to court following the signal that their case file had been transferred from the FCT Commissioner of Police to the Inspector General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Investigation Department.

This caused tension in Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate Court as Authorities of the Nigeria Government and Police refused to provide Sowore and others, in an alleged attempt to frustrate the hearing of their bail application.

Omoyele Sowore an activist was arrested and detained on the night of 31st of December, 2020 in Abuja. He had since been arraigned and his bail application hearing was adjourned till today, 8th of January, 2020.

Sowore who on his last appearance was brought to court in handcuffs from the Kuje Correctional Centre was charged for conspiracy and constituting public disturbance.

This has led to outrage as supporters had arrived at the court premises chanting solidarity songs for the release of Sowore and threatening to storm FCID if they failed to release him.

Sahara Reporters via a tweet today had alleged that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami was taking over the case over an earlier report released by the publishers exposing series of corrupt practices by him and his families.

Sowore’s counsel Abubakar Marshall, speaking in an interview had narrated the issues surrounding the case.

One of Sowore’s Supporters, Bob Agina speaks about the disregard for fundamental human rights in Nigeria as Sowore and others were being denied bail.

Also Kola Alapinni, a legal practitioner had also complained about the logistics issues on both the sides of the police and the court but assured that justice would prevail while giving reasons why Sowore was being reprimanded at the FCID.

Marshall had also given assurances that Sowore and others would be provided on Monday, saying if the police failed to do so, the appropriate cause of action will be decided for their release.