Buhari will be my first witness in court if Sowore is charged because he called for ‘revolution’ in 2011

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, on Tuesday warned that Buhari will be his first witness in court if the Department of State Services (DSS) arraigns the convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore in court.

Falana made this known at an event organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), revealing that he has been in touch with Sowore following his arrest on Saturday, August 3.

Omoyele Sowore

He further recounted how the Nigerian President “called for a revolution in 2011” though not mentioning his name directly and that the former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) refused to write statement insisting that he must speak to his lawyer.

“I do hope that the government will not be stupid to charge Sowore. In fairness to them (DSS), they gave him a telephone to phone me. Of course I knew they were monitoring the phone, and I told him I hope they won’t charge you, because if they do, some of the people in government will be our witnesses,” he said. 

“You know why? One of them, I won’t mention his name. In 2011, he asked Nigerians to learn from the Egyptian revolution and be ready for a revolution in Nigeria. So, he will be my first witness. 

“The late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and four other people were charged with treasonable felony by the Ibrahim Babangida junta. I was one of them. We were detained in Kuje prison for two months. We were taken to the court, and what was the offence? I think we went beyond Sowore. We posted thousands of posters across the country, that Babangida must go. That was the treasonable felony” he said. 

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