Omokri Laments Sowore’s Continued Detention
Omokri in his opinion said Sowore would have met the conditions if his supporters rallied around him and made the money for his bail available.
The former presidential aide also recalled the case of Nnamdi Kanu, noting that though his bail conditions were more stringent than Sowore’s own, his kinsmen rallied round and made it possible.
It will be recalled that Sowore who is standing trial for charges relating to treason filed against him by the Federal government, had his bail condition varied in court yesterday October 21st after he was unable to meet initial bail conditions.
Reacting to this development, Omokri via a series of tweets on his Twitter account, blasted the people from Sowore’s ethnic group as well as all his supporters for disowning him at such a critical time.
He tweeted: “Despite the stringent bail conditions set for Nnamdi Kanu, Igbos wasted no time fulfilling it. Sowore’s bail terms aren’t as tough as Kanu’s, yet no one has stood for him. It tells you a lot about Igbo communal spirit.”
“If Sowore was Igbo, he‘d have been out of jail by now. An Igbo Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, risked jail and his office, to stand surety for Kanu. Are you telling me none of Sowore’s kinsmen have ordinary ₦50 million?”
“Nnamdi Kanu was given bail on Apr 25, 2017, with 3 sureties of ₦100 million each. 3 days later, he was free. Sowore was granted bail on Oct 4, 2019, with 2 sureties of ₦100 million. 2 weeks later, he remains in jail.”
“See how they are reducing the bail little by little, like frustrated kidnappers. When you fight and nobody can say who you are fighting for, it will be hard for anyone to stand for you. LOYALTY is better than ROTALTY”
“In 24 hours, my followers raised ₦1.2 million for Uchechukwu Ukaepu, an #OnitshaMarketFire survivor. Let that inspire Sowore’s followers to raise the ₦50 million needed for his bail. Don’t raise hashtag. Raise MONEY!”