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Revolution Now: Group of protesters storm court, seek prosecution of Sowore

Omoyele Sowore

A group of protesters have stormed the premises of the Federal High Court where the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest Omoyele Sowore is being tried.

Omoyele Sowore

The protesters who booed at Sowore upon his arrival in court, demanded for the prosecution of the former Presidential Candidate, carrying placards and chanting anti-revolution now songs. They demanded that Omoyele Sowore must be prosecuted for trying to ‘destabilize the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria’.

Addressing newsmen at the court premises, the leader of the group Mr Danesi Momoh declared support for the Department of State Security Service (DSS) for arresting Sowore and members of his group. Momoh said that they were in court to support the Nigeria constitution, stressing that Sowore must not be allow to trigger any form of insecurity in Nigeria. He cautioned that the only Constitutional means of removing a government or taking over power was through the ballot box and not through revolutions.

On his part, Olayemi Success of Coalition of Civil Society Organizations said that the protest was a peaceful one to demand the speedy prosecution of Sowore. He said that there was every need to protect Nigerian from actions capable of distabilising it to ensure that peace and developments continue to thrive. He condemned in totality the call for revolution by Sowore and called on the judiciary to fast track the prosecution of Sowore.

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