The Nigeria government has dropped money laundering, cyberstalking charges against Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare Mandate, and then brought up new charges against them.
The Nigeria government is now accusing Sowore and Mandate of trying to overthrow the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari
Counsel to the government, A. Aliyu, informed Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, of the development on Wednesday during the resumption of trial, which was later adjourned until Thursday to accommodate the new charge against the defendant.
The fresh charge reads, “That you Omoyele Stephen Sowore, Olawale Adebayo Bakare and others at large under the aegis of Coalition for Revolution sometimes in August 2019 in Abuja, Lagos, and other parts of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire amongst yourselves to stage a revolution campaign on the 5th day of August 2019 tagged #RevolutionNow aimed at removing the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during his term of office otherwise than by constitutional means.”
During proceedings on Wednesday, Justice Ojukwu ordered the Nigerian Government to pay Sowore and Bakare N200,000 each for the unnecessary delay in their trials.