Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has alleged a plot to rearrest Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore by the Federal Government.
Falana who revealed this in an address to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court stated that the plot is based in Sahara Reporters publication which revealed that the Chief of Staff Abba Kyari tested positive to coronavirus.
The petition read in part, “Your lordship, we have confirmed the clandestine move by the Nigerian Army to secure an ex parte order to detain our client over some ridiculous moves following the revelation of classified information through SaharaReporters.
“Since our client is not a member of the armed forces, he is not subject to the Armed Forces Act or any regulation to warrant or any application to detain him in a military detention facility.”
Falana urged the court to halt plans by the army to arrest Sowore, and if his client has committed ant offence, the case should be referred to the police.
“The Nigerian Army should be advised to report our client to the police if there is evidence he has committed any offence whatsoever,” he said.
Sowore is currently facing charges of treasonable felony slammed against him by the Department of State Security, DSS.
. Falana Writes Chief Justice Over Plot To Arrest Sowore Follow Concise News.