Sowore, 4 others remanded in Kuje prison over New Year eve protest


 Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has been remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja

The court also directed the remand of four other protesters over protest

The activists, however, pleaded guilty to the three count charges preferred against them

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters and four others have been remanded in Kuje correctional centre, Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Channels TV reports that the magistrate court in Abuja ordered the remand of Omoyele Sowore and four others on Monday, January 4. gathered that their formal bail application would be heard on Tuesday, January 5.

Sowore was arrested by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja.

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He is being arraigned alongside four others by the federal government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.

The report said that they all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecution, however, alleged that the defendants were arrested on New Year eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari.

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