Sowore Set For Legal Battle Against FG Over Allegation Of Treasonable Felony

The legal team representing #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore will on Monday ask the Federal High Court in Abuja to strike out the Nigerian government’s treason case against the activist.

Sowore’s legal team led by Mr Femi Falana (SAN) will move a motion to strike out the case known as FGN vs Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare.

This comes after President Bola Tinubu’s administration noted that it would discontinue its treason case against the former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC).

It was learnt on Sunday that Sowore’s legal team led by Falana would move the motion on the 4th floor of the court to strike out the case given the application of the Nigerian government to discontinue its case filed against the activist in 2019 alleging treasonable felony.

The court will sit by 9 am.

In a Notice of Discontinuance, the Nigerian government last Thursday said it would discontinue the case.

The Notice of Discontinuance stamped by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday and signed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) on Wednesday, said the complainant (Federal Government of Nigeria) would discontinue the case.

The notice read, “By virtue of the power conferred on me under Section 174 (1) (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, Section 107 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I Lateef Olasunkanmi Fagbemi, SAN intend to discontinue Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019.”

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