Revolution Now: Civil rights groups protest at AGF’s office

– Some protesters have called for an investigation into the call for revolution by the publisher of Sahara Reporters’

– The protesters alleged that there is foreign involvement in the #RevolutionNow protest organised by Omoyele Sowore

– The protesters in their scores were at the office of the Attorney General of the Federation in Abuja on Monday, December 2

On Monday, December 2, some protesters were at the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Malami Abubakar, to call for an investigation into an alleged foreign sponsorship of the Revolution Now protest organised by Omoyele Sowore.

The protesters under the platform of Congress for Defence of Democracy (CDF) in Abuja alleged that the #RevolutionNow protest was targeted at destabilizing Nigeria.

While ending their walk at Abubakar’s office, the protesters called for an investigation into the activities of Sowore and his foreign collaborators.

In a petition signed by its convener, Stephen Okenarhe and submitted to the AGF, the CDF revealed that it would be a disservice to the unity of Nigeria should Mr Sowore be granted bail without identifying his foreign sponsors.

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Okenarhe said the controversial human rights activist have proven to be acting a script by “enemies of Nigeria that are envious of the giant strides recorded in critical sectors of the economy in the past four years under President Muhammadu Buhari”.

He alleged that besides the ongoing seven-count charge trial, Sowore has secretly been receiving illicit funds from some foreign sources while also covertly running the propaganda wing of Boko Haram.

Okenarhe also said that the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress even signed a pact with the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and some disgruntled opposition politicians to destabilise the nation.

“The Attorney General of the Federation may wish to know that the charges brought against Omoyele Sowore are not a reflection of the enormity of the havoc he intended for the country with his planned Revolution Now,” Okenarhe said.

He said: “The Honourable Attorney General may wish to be informed that Omoyele Sowore has been secretly receiving illicit funds from some foreign sources since the build-up to the general elections for vote-buying. However, he mismanaged the funds, and the alternative was to stage a violent revolution to impress his paymasters.”

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Revolution Now: Civil rights group protests at AGF's office

The protesters in their scores were at the office of the Attorney General of the Federation in Abuja on Monday, December 2
Source: UGC

He further alleged that Sowore also planned to orchestrate a mass outcry against the Federal Government of Nigeria in order to trigger wanton killings by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu.

“We have it on good authority that he had a meeting with Nnamdi Kanu and these were discussed before his subsequent arrest by the DSS,” the protesters alleged.

Meanwhile, previously reported that a judge presiding over the trial of Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, had threatened to jail the director-general of the State Security Services.

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Justice Ojukwu while delivering a ruling on an application in the matter said the disobedience of court order on the release of the Sahara Reporters’ publisher is a contempt against the court.

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