#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.

Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

Of course, we want our exclusive stories to reach as many people as possible and would appreciate it if you republish them. We only ask that you properly attribute to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement. Contact us for enquiries or requests.

Contact Us

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.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Translate »