Court Holds Sowore, Four Others in Custody


A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has ordered the remand of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and four other activists in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.

Recall that Sowore and the four others were arrested on New Year’s day for holding a protest and disrupting public peace. They were arraigned before the court on January 4, on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others against the government.

The magistrate court ruled that they be remanded in prison custody until tomorrow January 5 for hearing on their bail application.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time Sowore will be arrested. In 2019, he was arrested and detained for over 100 days for calling for a #RevolutionNowProtest.