FG To Pay A Fine of ₦200,000 To Omoyele Sowore
“By the time this case will end, Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow would have turned a millionaire.” These were the words of Sowore’s counsel after Wednesday, February 12 hearing.
The Sahara reporter’s boss and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, are standing trial on seven counts of treasonable felony and cyber-stalking.
During the hearings, the prosecuting counsel failed to provide an evidence of notice served the defendant, Omoyele. Sowore
The court then penalised FG and orders Nigeria to pay ₦200,000 to Mr. Omoyele.
Justice Ojokwu in her ruling held that in view of the fact that the prosecution had exhausted the five adjournments it is entitled to under the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015, the request for an adjournment will come with a cost.
She accordingly awarded the cost of ₦200,000 against the prosecution in favour of the defendants in line with section 396 of ACJA.
The judge, thereafter, adjourned the trial to Thursday, February 13.