According to a report of Sunday Punch, the Federal Government of Nigeria will, on Monday, arraign Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja. The Department of State Services (DSS) has until now refused to release the rights activist despite a court order to that effect, a development that has been widely criticised by prominent lawyers in the country.
Sowore will be arraigned on seven counts of treasonable felony, money laundering and cyber crimes which was instituted against him by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Sunday Punch reported.
The Department of State Service, which has been detaining the former presidential candidate since August 3, continues to hold him in custody in violation of the court order granting him bail six days ago.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who earlier on August 8, granted the DSS permission to hold the activist for 45, had on September 24, granted him bail.
Despite meeting the bail condition on September 25, the DSS refused to release Sowore.
Sunday Punch, quoting confidential sources, said the criminal case instituted against Sowore was not assigned to Justice Taiwo Taiwo, but to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who has subsequently fixed Monday for arraignment.