The Revolution Now convener, Omoyele Sowore, would resume his trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are standing trial over charges of treasonable felony for a protest organized on August 5, 2019.
The protest tagged #RevolutionNow had received strong condemnation from the federal government and Sowore was accused trying to overthrew a democratically elected government.
Sowore was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on August 3, 2019 ahead of the planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest. He remained in custody until December 5, 2019, despite court orders to be released on bail.
Sowore and co-defendant were however released on bail on December 5, 2019 and rearrested the following day after their appearance in court. The DSS claimed they were arrested on fresh charges.
Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, on December 13, 2019 took over the prosecution of Sowore’s case from the DSS.
Sowore was released on bail on December 24, 2019 following a directive of the AGF.
It would be recalled that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had on December 6, 2019 adjourned Sowore’s hearing to the 11th, 12th and 13th of February 2020 for definite hearing.
But the court did not sit on Tuesday because Justice Ojukwu was sitting outside division.