The Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore has been awarded N200,000 damages by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja
Naija News Understands that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Government should pay N200,000 each to both defendants.
Justice Ojukwu made this ruling against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) for attempting to slow down proceedings and further delay the commencement of the trial proper by making several false statements.
Naija News had earlier reported that the trial of embattled Journalist and Convener of Revolution Now human rights movement Omoyele Sowore continues today at a Federal High court sitting in Abuja.
However, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka and former Nigerian lawmaker Shehu Sani who represented Kaduna Central until 2019 were present to show support for Sowore at his trial on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020.
It would be recalled that Wole Soyinka wrote a statement lambasting Buhari and asking him to ‘rein in his wild dogs’ after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) invaded the courthouse and violently rearrested Sowore barely 24 hours upon his initial release. The Nobel laureate likening DSS operatives to dogs stated that dogs were better behaved.