5 years after, FG withdraws treason suit against Sowore, Bakare

After five years of legal brawl, the federal government Thursday dropped terrorism and other criminal charges against the convener of RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and others.

The rights activist was charged alongside others for organising a demonstration to demand good governance in the country.

This was contained in a notice of suit signed  February 14, 2024, and received at the Federal High Court in Abuja Thursday.

Sowore, it would be recalled is the leader of the Revolution Now Movement who has been standing trial for treason since 2019.His travel passport was confiscated while his movements were restricted.

The discontinuation notice sent to the court was signed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN. Blueprint correspondent also sighted the said copy.

However, as at the time of going to the press, there was no clue or indication as to why the suit against the activist and others including Olawale Bakare was dropped.

Justifying FG’s position in the memo, the Attorney General said the decision, which is within the powers of his office, was according to Section 107 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015.

Meanwhile, Sowore has confirmed the development in a tweet released Thursday shortly after the case was mentioned in court.