FG charges Sowore with treasonable felony, accuses him of insulting Buhari.24 Sep 2019, by CS Database in
Incidents & Issues
The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed charges of felony and money laundering against the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters and a presidential candidate in the February 2019 presidential election is charged along with Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate.
Omoyele Sowore was arrested by the men of the Department of State Service on August 3, 2019 and has been held in detention ever since. The Nigerian Government had at the expiration of 45 days order to detain Sowore filed seven-count charges bordering on cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari, terrorism and felony including money laundering.
Details of Occurrence
|Country of Occurrence||Nigeria|
|State of Occurrence||FCT|
|Date of Occurrence||20 Sep 2019|
|Security Agents Involved||The Department of State Service|
|Legal Foundations||Charged for breaching section 4(1) and 516 of the Criminal Code Act and section 15(1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011. Including the Cybercrime Act|
|Rights Implicated||Right to Free Speech and Rights to Free Assembly|
|Region of Occurrence||North East Nigeria|