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Sowore pleads not guilty to charges of treason, remanded in DSS custody

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Sowore pleads not guilty to charges of treason, remanded in DSS custody

Embattled publisher and politician, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to charges leveled against them before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

They were both arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojuwku on seven counts of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against them by the Federal Government.

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Ripples Nigeria had reported that Jsutice Ojukwu had earlier thrown out the objection of the defendants lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), to the scheduled arraignment of his clients.

Fusika had argued that the arraignment should not be allowed to proceed on the grounds that the Department of State Services (DSS) which has been keeping him in custody since August 3, 2019, had not allowed the defendants to consult with their lawyer after the charges were filed against them by the Federal Government.

Justice Ojukwu later ordered that Sowore, and his co-defendant, Bakare, be remanded in the custody of the DSS, pending the hearing of their bail application which was fixed for Friday.

 

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