Nigeria’s foremost lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has affirmed that if the Department of State Services (DSS) arraigns the convener of #RevolutionNow movement Omoyele Sowore, in court, the Buhari led government will be the first to suffer in the process.
Femi Falana said this on Tuesday,6th of August at an event organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria ,CIBN, where he revealed that he has been in contact with Omoyele Sowore, after his arrest on Saturday, the 3rd of August.
Falana also spoke about how the Nigerian President “called for revolution in 2011” though he didn’t mention his name directly. He further disclosed that the former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) refused to write statement, insisting 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.
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“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”