Nigerian govt’s request for our transfer to prison frivolous, contemptuous

Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters’ publisher and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, on Tuesday, described the federal government’s request for their transfer from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) to prison as frivolous, vexatious and a contempt of the court.

This is contained in their notice of preliminary objection filed before the court to challenge the federal government’s fresh application.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the government’s application to transfer the activists to prison from the custody of the SSS.

This newspaper obtained a copy of the response of the accused Tuesday Evening.

Messrs Sowore and Bakare said the fresh application filed by the SSS before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja was meant to frustrate the court’s order for…

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