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#NnamdiKanu: Police Release Sowore After Adjournment

Sowore's release comes after court adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed IPOB, facing terrorism charge.

Police have released Omoyele Sowore, a former presidential aspirant and the convener of Revolution Now, who was earlier arrested at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Sowore shared the news of his release in a WhatsApp message to HumAngle on Monday, July 26, 2021.

HumAngle reported that Sowore’s arrest followed an altercation he had with police officers when he was denied entry to the court where the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was ongoing.

HumAngle observed how security operatives took over the court premises, restricting movements and barring journalists who were not accredited by the DSS, from covering the trial.

“I have been released,” he said, adding that he had returned to the court to attend the proceedings. Some “five young persons illegally detained by the DSS for wearing #BuhariMustGo Tshirts to Dunamis Church. Will keep you all updated. Thank you for your support!”

His release comes after the court adjournment of Kanu’s trial who is facing charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms, and management of an unlawful society.


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Aishat Babatunde

Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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