Convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore has alleged that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to re-arrest him on fresh charges.
According to the journalist, the fresh efforts to get him behind bars is connected to a story done by his online news medium on the health condition of the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Naija News recalls Mallam Kyari has been confirmed to be positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and his presently receiving treatment.
Sowore, in a message on his Facebook account on Thursday, said the plot to get him re-arrested was leaked to his lawyers.
He further alleged that the government was unable to get a detention order against him as the courts were on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He said, “Folks, it is important to inform you that we are facing some unusual circumstances and the days ahead might be very tensed and difficult, but we will conquer.
“Following the revelation by SaharaReporters that the Chief of Staff to Buhari, Abba Kyari, contracted Coronavirus and subsequent revelations about the criminal conducts/negligence that has brought Nigeria to the nadir of this global pandemic, the Buhari regime today sent some high powered delegation to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria to help procure a detention order against me.
“The courts are reportedly on break due to COVID-19 pandemic. This was leaked to our lawyers a few minutes ago. They plan this time is to use the Nigerian Army for the sinister plot.
“The plan is to obtain a court order and then send soldiers to shoot up my residence in Abuja by claiming that I resisted arrest with armed colleagues.
“If I am arrested alive, they would take me to a military barracks in Abuja to be tortured and or infected with COVID-19.
“I am not raising the alarm to scare anyone, it is to inform our compatriots that we should brace for difficult days ahead.
“However, rest assured that we are in high spirits and are totally convinced that we may be turning a historic corner in the face of brutal repression.
“I am urging all to stand firm, unbowed and unbroken.”