The Human rights activist and Former Presidential aspirant, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has been reportedly attacked today in Abuja. This came just few weeks after he was earlier besieged by a team of hoodlums, while waiting to see the trial and also solidarize with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The #RevolutionNow crusader, who earlier this morning made for the Federal High Court, in Abuja, enjoyed free access to the court room. He was monitored by our correspondent via a live Facebook video and via which he made his intention to solidarize with Nnamdi Kanu and as his trial continues known.
He was seen having handshakes with individuals in the court. He also addressed journalists briefly as the trial continues.
Shortly had the trial terminated when he moved out of the court and in the company of his team of #BuhariMustGo comrades.
On walking past the gate, a league of dangerous-looking hoodlums were seen approaching with dangerous weapons, fully armed with the intention to harm. He had to quickly withdraw back and into his vehicle. There was a need to speed off, so as to avoid any harm.
Omoyele Sowore was truly rescued from terribly-looking hoodlums but this was not without his having his vehicle damaged and the windscreen broken.
In his words:
“I was at the Federal High Court in Abuja today to cover, observe and witness the trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu before Justice Binta Nyanko.”
“Soon as court proceedings ended I left the court room and tried going to my next assignment in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.”
“A soon as I reached the gate of the Federal High Court I was alerted to the large presence of thugs and hoodlums carrying dangerous weapons. I had been briefed that these persons were mobilised by Nigeria’s secret police known as the DSS. During my last appearance in court for the same purpose, they physically attacked me while the DSS and police pushed me back to them, this was captured on tape.”
“My lawyers wrote a petition to the police and the DG of DSS specifically requesting for their prosecution of the “thugs” and their officers invoked in these infamous acts but the security agencies either ignored the petitions or played hookie.”
“Today, as I drove away from the courtroom I was attacked with dangerous objects leading to the destruction of my car and injuries to some of the occupants in the car travelling with me, I sustained minor injuries from broken glasses. These assailants were brought by the DSS according to Federal court security. It is not their first time.”
“The federal DSS Director of Operations even informed court security to “withdraw” whenever I was to be attacked.”
“Since my partial release in December 2019, the police and DSS have tried to maim or kill me in several documented /reported incidents of abuse and assault including shooting of a riot gun, physical attacks and recently the use of non-state actors to violently assault me in public.”
“Unfortunately, the Nigerian media haven’t reported or investigated these violent deadly attacks.”
“I have attached here videos and photos today’s violent events carried out by the Buhari regime.