Publisher of SaharaReporters and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, insists that a revolution will happen in the country when he was arraigned on charges of treasonable felony and money laundering on Monday, September 30, 2019.
Omoyele Sowore who has been in DSS detention for almost two months for calling for nationwide protests was in high spirit when he was brought to court earlier today.
Sowore told reporters that he is happy that people are staying strong and that he is convinced a revolution will still happen.
Sowore was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on August 3 for calling for nationwide protests, tagged RevolutionNow, against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The DSS accused the journalist of plotting with foreign interests to overthrow the Buhari government that was re-elected in February.
“I have no doubt this will come to an end in favour of the Nigerian people.
“Whether you like it or not, the revolution will happen. It is only a matter time,” Sowore is quoted to have said.
He also lamented that he is being denied the same manner of access that terrorists are granted in detention.
“I have a bad shoulder which they (DSS) broke during my arrest.
“They gave me no access to telephone. No television, no newspapers, nothing.
“What is interesting is that Boko Haram commanders who are engaged in high level terrorism have access to telephone, television and even cable in their cells.
“So you wonder which one is better – a freedom fighter or a terrorist.” Sowore asked.
Sowore was arraigned on a seven-count charge on this Monday alongside Mr. Olawale Omoyele. Both accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, fixed bail application hearing for Friday, October 4, 2019.