DSS Charges Sowore & Mandate For Treasonable Felony, Cyberstalking Buhari

The Federal Government on Friday filed seven counts of treasonable felony and money laundering against the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore.

Sowore, a Publisher at Sahara Reporters and a presidential candidate in the February 2019 presidential election, is charged along with Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate.

The charges were signed on behalf of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), by Aminu Alilu, a Chief State Counsel in the Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, the Federal Ministry of Justice.

Read this too “Why Yele Sowore Was Arrested” – DSS

The charges were filed a day before the expiration of the detention order of the Federal High Court in Abuja permitting the Department of State Service to keep the activist for 45 days.

The detention order elapses on September 21

In the charges instituted against the defendants, the prosecution accused Sowore and his co-defendant of committing conspiracy to commit 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”.

The prosecution also accused them of committing the actual offence of reasonable felony in breach of section, 4(1)(c) of the Criminal Code Act, by using the platform of Coalition for Revolution, in August 2019 in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of Nigeria, to stage the #RevolutionNow protest allegedly aimed at removing the President.

It also accused Sowore of cybercrime offences in violation of section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, by “knowingly” sending “messages by means of press interview granted on Arise Television network which you knew to be false for the purpose of causing insult, enmity, hatred and ill-will on the person of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

It also accused Sowore of money laundering offenses in breach of section 15(1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 by alleged transferring by means of a swift wire.

MC Oluomo Invited by Unilag After Barring Sowore and Nigerians on Twitter are Not Having it

There has been outrage on social media over the invitation of a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, to an event at the University of Lagos, Akoka.

Mc Oluomo

Also Read MC Oluomo, NURTW Official, Eight others allegedly stabbed at APC Lagos Rally

Many Nigerians on Twitter criticized the decision to invite MC Oluomo to the event, saying it would pass the wrong message to students of the institution.

The event was said to have been organized by the National Association of Geography Students, UNILAG chapter.

On Twitter
, in particular, many had wondered why MC Oluomo was honored with an invitation when a former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was barred from addressing students when he was invited for a similar gathering a few weeks earlier. Read some of the comments below:

  • In my opinion,This MC Oluomo case is suppose to be a case study!! How can a man from street thug climb his way up the ladder that he is now a special guest at Unilag ? Instead of ranting and shouting we are suppose to be leaning the magic behind the scenes.
  • People are criticizing Unilag 4 inviting MC Oluomo as a Special Guest to an event which is based on transportation. Firstly,McOluOmo is the chairman of NURTW in Lagos State ,so he def knows one or two about transportation, Because he isn’t a graduate doesn’t make him a dullard.
  • MC Oluomo will give Unilag 5M Those that invited him together with the ogas will share 3M They will give the remaining 2M to the institution 10 students will vow to be like MC Oluomo after graduation At least 7 will eventually be The evil of today will produce evils tomorrow.

MC Oluomo Did not Attend the Event

MC Oluomo
, who travelled to Abuja and did not attend the student programme, said the organisers knew why they invited him. The University of Lagos had been attacked on the social media for inviting the transport union leader to the campus. One of the top aides of MC Oluomo said he did not attend or send a representative. MC Oluomo’s aide, Jimoh Buhari, said he could not attend the event because he traveled to Abuja for an emergency meeting.

Buhari said
, “I don’t know the reason people are going against the invitation because the people who invited him knew what they wanted him to say. “If he had gone there and said something wrong, then the critical reactions would have been justified. Is it a crime not to be educated? Should people who did not go to school go and commit suicide?
“I think that if someone did not go to school and has a large following, it is enough reason for people to invite him to occasions. Those who invited him for the event had a strong reason for doing it.
“People are judging MC Oluomo based on hearsay. You don’t judge a book by its cover. We are also making efforts to change the negative impression people have about him.”

Akin Alabi Launches Pro-bono Legal Services for Ona Ara & Egbeda Residents

Hon. Akin Alabi has launched a Pro-Bono legal service for residents of Egbeda/Ona Are Federal Constituency to help those in needs with access to better legal service. The core of the program will be the fight against Police brutality, harassment and illegal detentions.

Hon. Akin Alabi has hired a top legal firm in Ibadan to combat these issues, the law firm will inspect all detention areas and police stations within Egbeda/Ona Are to enforce the fundamental human rights of detainees within the consistency.

Outside Police brutality, the Pro Bono Service will also aid indigents that are defrauded in land cases, harassed by criminals and the issues of fundamental human rights.

During a visit to the Commissioner of Police to announce his intention for this program, Hon. Alabi stated that he is willing to represent his people on all matters, as a true representative of his people, it is time to represent them. The Commissioner then promised to do the best within his capacity to ensure success for everyone involved.

Explaining how it will work, Hon. Akin Alabi stated that hotlines will be provided on his Akinmeansbusiness social media accounts and a strong memo to his constituency office and Local Government offices for indigenes to know the numbers to call to enjoy this first of its kind service.

Akin Alabi won the election to represent Egbeda/Ona Are Federal constituency and was sworn in earlier in June.

Dino Melaye Sacked as Kogi West Senator By Tribunal and He React (Video)

The senator representing Kogi West District, Dino Melaye has been sacked by the National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, TheCable reports.

Senator Smart Adeyemi, who was the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) had approached the tribunal, challenging Melaye’s victory at the February 23 election, citing irregularities over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts.

Dino Melaye (With hand Raise) during session Plenary Sessions

The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday, August 23, accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered a re-election into the senatorial axis.

Reacting to the news of the sack, Dino Melaye who has plans to run for Kogi state governorship election tweeted; “On Tribunal judgement. No cause 4 alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate can not be taken. We will get judgment at the Appeal Court. There will be fresh election in Kogi West bc I will be Governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking”

Dino Melaye reacts to the tribunal once again in a video on one of his social media pages saying he is unshaken with the judgment.

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