Omoyele Sowore has shared on Facebook an update on March 26 that Nigeria’s government wants to re-arrest him over Sahara Reporters exposure on coronavirus in the Aso Villa
Full statement below:
It is important to inform you that we are facing some unusual
circumstances, and the days ahead might be very tense and difficult, but
we will conquer. Following the revelation by SaharaReporters that the
Chief of Staff. Abba Kyari contracted Corona Virus and subsequent
revelations about the criminal conducts/negligence that has brought
Nigeria to the nadir of this global pandemic, the Buhari
regime today sent some high powered delegation to the Chief Judge of
the Federal High Court of NIGERIA to help procure a judge to grant a
detention order against me. The courts are reportedly on break due to
COVID-19 pandemic. This was leaked to our lawyers a few minutes ago.
They plan this time is to use the Nigerian Army for the sinister plot.
The plan is to obtain a court order and then send soldiers to shoot up
my residence in Abuja by claiming that I resisted arrest with armed
colleagues, if I am arrested alive they would take me to an Army
Barracks in Abuja to be tortured and /or infected with COVID-19. I am
not raising the alarm to scare anyone, it is to inform our compatriots
that we should brace for difficult days ahead. However, rest assured
that we are in high spirits and are totally convinced that we may be
turning a historic corner in the face of brutal repression.
I am urging all to stand firm, unbowed and unbroken.
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