Mr Marshall Abubakar, counsel to the Revolution Now Convener, Omoyele Sowore, has alleged that there is a plan by the Federal Government to keep Mr. Sowore and four others in detention without recourse to judicial processes and the right to fair hearing.

Mr. Abubakar made the allegation at the premises of a Federal Capital Territory Magistrate Court while briefing journalists on why Sowore and four others were not in the court today, Friday, to listen to their bail application.

He said they were told that the case files of the defendants had been transferred from the office of the FCT Commissioner of Police to the office of the Force Deputy Inspector General.

Mr. Abubakar said it was the right of the defendants to be in the court to listen to their bail application.

The police had arraigned Sowore and four others on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and incitement.

The defendants were arrested on New Year’s eve during a procession organised and led by Sowore.

The chief magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, had fixed January 8, today, for ruling on their bail application.

FRCN Abuja


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