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  • Updated: January 01, 2021

Sowore Spends ‘Crossover’ In Police Custody For Staging Protest

The convener of the Revolution Now movement and the Presidential candidate in the 2019 General election, Omoyele Sowore, and other activists reportedly spent the last minutes of the new year in police custody for staging a protest in Abuja. 

AllNews understands that Omoyele Sowore had earlier posted on his Twitter page, calling on Individuals who are interested and willing to participate to join a protest in Abuja against President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. 

He wrote on his Twitter handle, “How about a crossover protest/uprising tonight? Is anyone willing to participate? Pick up a candle and a placard showing your grievances against the regime; let’s upload our short videos and photos across our social media platforms. Let’s welcome the regime to a resolute 2021!

“#CrossoverWithProtest against tyrant @mbuhari’s regime, candlelight for #LekkiMassacre; a placard for #EndBadGovernment;  procession to usher in #Revolutionary 2021, a fist for victims of repression-frozen bank accounts, malicious prosecution and detention of #Endsars activists.

“#Crossoverwithprotest starts at 11.30 till 12.30 am across Nigeria, a candle, a placard and fireworks to usher in a RESOLUTE 2021 in Nigeria! Join with your friends and neighbours ‪#EndSARS. ‪#ObigboMassacre ‪#LekkiMassacre ‪#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria ‪#BuhariTrainwreck ‪#RevolutionNow.”

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Following his update on Twitter, this online medium gathered that scores of armed policemen around midnight accosted the protesters at Gudu Junction reportedly injuring some of them in the process.

They were reportedly subsequently taken to a police unit infamously known as ‘Abattoir’ in the Lokogoma area of the FCT.

It could be recalled that Sowore, who was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International in 2019, was detained for several months by the Buhari regime for allegedly calling for a revolution.

He was denied bail several times and even re-arrested inside the Federal High Court. However, he was released after domestic and international pressure in December 2019.

The activist is currently standing trial for alleged treason.  However, Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), who confirmed the arrest, said he had not been able to locate his client because the police had failed to reveal his location.

Falana said there was no basis for the arrest, adding that Sowore had not flouted his bail conditions.

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Adedayo Babatunde
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