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Court Lifts Restriction on “Revolution Now” Convener, Sowore

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has lifted the movement restriction placed on human rights activist and convener of “Revolution Now”, Omoyele Sowore.

A Federal High Court had in 2019, restricted Sowore to Abuja following charges of treasonable felony and cyber stalking levelled against him by Federal Government.

According to the ruling, Sowore can now leave Abuja but not travel out of Nigeria.

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The court said that the restriction of the 2023 presidential aspirant to Abuja was “excessive” and therefore, lifted it.

Sowore was arrested in a Lagos hotel by operatives of the Department of State Service on August 3, 2019, for planning to organise a protest, tagged “#RevolutionNow”.

He was subsequently restricted to Abuja as part of the bail conditions granted to him by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.

 

 

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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