FG charges Sowore with treasonable felony, accuses him of insulting Buhari.

FG charges Sowore with treasonable felony, accuses him of insulting Buhari.

24 Sep 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

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 OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence20 Sep 2019
Security Agents InvolvedThe Department of State Service
Legal FoundationsCharged 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 ImplicatedRight to Free Speech and Rights to Free Assembly
Region of Occurrence North East Nigeria

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