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COVID-19: Sowore alleges plot to arrest him over Abba Kyari’s report

The convener of RevolutionNow campaign, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the federal government of planning to arrest him over Sahara Reporters’ report that exposed Abba Kyari’s coronavirus infection.

According to the publisher of the online newspaper, the Nigerian government is planning to use the Nigerian Army to allegedly arrest him.

Mr Sowore in a post on his Facebook said: “It is important to inform you that we are facing some unusual circumstances, and the days ahead might be very tense and difficult, but we will conquer.

“Following the revelation by SaharaReporters that the Chief of Staff, 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 judge to grant 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 an Army 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.”

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Army, Sagir Musa did not respond to this newspaper’s call and text messages.

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Kabir Adejumo

Adejumo Kabir is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is a great researcher with dozens of investigative journalism awards to his name at the national and international level. He loves community journalism and supports all aspects of public enlightenment. He has experience writing well-researched and impactful reports for several online publications. He is the Director of Campus Press Hub and Author of Campus Journalism Beginners' Handbook. He has also been shortlisted for the DAME Awards for his contributions to Journalism

One Comment

  1. @The convener of RevolutionNow campaign, Omoyele Sowore you need to learn your lesson in the hard way for you to get sense
    nobody is above the government .nigerians does not need your childish talk now okay .
    contributes like your mates are doing toward saving lives @coronavirus instead of talking nonsense with no prove and evidence to show

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