Omoyele Sowore charged with treason still being held despite bail

The Nigerian government continued to detained Omoyele Sowore despite a court order for his immediate released pending his arraignment. He has been held since his arrest on August 3, 2019.

Sowore, 48-year-old, is a political activist and the publisher of the US-based news site Sahara Reporters. Sowore who also ran for president in Nigeria’s February election was arrested in early August after planning a nationwide anti-government protest under the slogan “Revolution Now”.

The Nigerian government charges against Sowore includes insulting President Muhammadu Buhari, money laundering and treason.

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