BREAKING: FG discontinues treason case against Sowore

The Federal Government has officially announced its decision to drop the treasonable felony charges filed against Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters.

This information was contained in a document authored by Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

The document, dated February 15, 2024, was addressed to the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abuja Division, stating the government’s intention to also withdraw the case against Sowore’s co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, popularly known as Mandate.

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The document read, “Between Federal Republic of Nigeria – (complainant) and Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare aka Mandate (defendants).

“Notice of discontinuance. By virtue of the power conferred on me under Section 174 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, Section 107 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Aet 2015 and all other powers enabling me on that behalf, I, Lateef Olasunkanmi Fagbemi, SAN intend to discontinue Charge No FHC/ABI/CR/235/2019.

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“Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”

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