Falana Vows To Make Buhari First Witness If Sowore Is charged
Human Rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana says the federal government will be making a mistake if it files charges against Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since Saturday.
But while speaking at an event organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) on Tuesday, the senior lawyer who though did not mention President Muhammadu Buhari’s name directly, said Sowore had briefed him from detention that in the case he would be charged, his first witness would be someone in government who in 2011 also called for a revolution.
The DSS had accused him of threatening public peace and safety with his planned nationwide protest.
He went further saying that those in government now harassing Nigerians with treason would someday, too, be tried for treason.
Naija Center News had yesterday reported that the Department for state Services, DSS had asked a court for permission to detain Sowore for three months.