BREAKING: Court orders remand of Sowore, four others in Kuje prison
The Magistrate court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Omoyele Sowore and four others at Kuje Correctional Centre.
Their formal bail application will be heard tomorrow, January 5, 2020.
Sowore was arrested alongside his colleagues; Juwon Sanyaolu, Damilare Adenola and two others simply identified as Peter and Kimrere by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja.
He is being arraigned alongside four others by the Federal Government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The arraignment came amid calls by Amnesty International and other rights groups on Nigerian government to immediately and unconditionally release Sowore and his colleagues.
Recall that the Department of State Service (DSS) had also in August 2019 arrested Sowore for planning a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow.
He was then kept in custody for 141 before he was finally granted bail.
Part of the bail condition restricted him from travelling out of Abuja.