The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed five witnesses to testify against the detained convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Naija News reports that the President Muhammadu Buhari-administration had filed charges bordering on treasonable felony and money laundering against Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters.
Sowore, who was also the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), is charged alongside Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate, in a seven-count charge filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had claimed that the publisher of SaharaReporters was involved in acts of terrorism and plotted to topple the government; allegations he has since denied.
In the charges filed in court, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), accused the duo of committing conspiracy to commit a treasonable felony in breach of section 516 of the Criminal Code Act by allegedly staging “a revolution campaign on September 5, 2019, aimed at removing the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Naija News gathered that Sowore’s trial is scheduled to begin on today, Tuesday.
The witnesses to testify against the AAC presidential candidate include investigation officers and banking officials.
The witnesses include Paul Clement, Moses Amadi, Cyril Odawn and Paul Okafor.
It was gathered that the investigative officers would reveal how Sowore allegedly “mobilised youths across the country to embark on a revolution that will see to the end of the democratically elected administration.”
Two banking officials with the GTB and the UBA will also speak on how Mr Sowore’s banking statements with the various banks were created.