Wole Soyinka In Court For Sowore As Trial Resumes Today

Soyinka Storms Court As Sowore’s Trail Resumes Wednesday

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka will make a rare appearance at the Federal High Court Abuja on Wednesday to show solidarity with #RevolutionNow Convener, Omoyele Sowore, whose trail is expected to reconvene.

Sowore disclosed this via his twitter handle, @Yelesowore on Tuesday evening after he and his team met with Soyinka in Abuja.

“#RevolutionNow team met with Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka today in Abuja. We ready for trial! And Prof. Soyinka said he will be in attendance tomorrow!” Sowore tweeted.

The trail of the rights activist and journalist which ought to have resumed on Tuesday, February 11 was postponed to Wednesday.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who admitted Sowore to bail on December 5, 2019, had the date moved to enable her conclude some cases in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Sowore was first arrested on August 3, 2019 by the Department of State Services (DSS) for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceful demonstrations to demand a better country from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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A day after being released on bail, the DSS rearrested him on December 6, 2019 inside the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, keeping him in detention until December 24 when we was finally released on bail.

Among the charges against him include abusing President Buhari and allegedly planning to bring down his regime.

There have, however, been calls from several quarters both in Nigeria and the diaspora urging the government to drop all charges against him.