Court awards N200,000 against AGF Malami over frivolous adjournments

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday awarded N200,000 against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for causing frivolous adjournments in the trial of Omoyele Sowore.

Mr Sowore and a co-accused, Olawale Bakare, are standing trial on a seven-count charge of treasonable felony, fraud, cyberstalking and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.

Messr Sowore and Bakare were arrested on August 3 by the State Security Services (SSS) for planning a protest popularised with the hashtag #RevolutionNow.

The SSS had on December 6 rearrested Mr Sowore at the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja a day after he was released from their custody. The publisher and Mr Bakare were released the night before on the order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu after spending 124 days in…

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