Activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore who has been detained by the federal government on account of his bouched Revolution Now protest, has rejected the offer made by President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, to stand as surety.
Recall that we reported earlier that the clergyman has said that he was considering standing as surety for Sowore even though Sowore had hurt him in the past. Read more here.
The legal team of Sowore, speaking through his lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, told newsmen that Suleman’s offer would not be considered because he was not eligible to stand surety for the detained activist as the court was clear that the surety must be resident in Abuja.
Effiong said Suleman’s offer cannot be considered nor accepted, adding that Suleman and Sowore had once had a public altercation, as a result, there is conflict of interest. “So, we are turning it down and we are not even considering it. The way the Federal Government politicised the matter, made it difficult for the bail conditions to be met. But we are in the process of perfecting the bail“
Sowore had in a report published through his platform, accused Suleman of engaging in extra-marital affairs with a woman known asStephanie Otobo.The activist, who is the Convener of #RevolutionNow, was arrested by the Department of State Services on August 2, 2019, for allegedly trying to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari government. The activist, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, has remained in the custody of the DSS ever since.
Photo Credit: Getty