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Appeal Court Quashes Order Confining Sowore To Abuja, Says Its ‘Excessive’

The restriction order by a high court, prohibiting Omoyele Sowore from leaving Abuja is excessive, the Appeal Court ruled on Wednesday.

Sowore was, in 2019, restricted to Abuja by a Federal High Court following charges of treasonable felony and cyberstalking the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), among other offences.

But on Wednesday, the Abuja division of the Appeal Court reversed the order, now allowing Sowore to leave Abuja but not travel out of Nigeria.

The human rights activist and convener of Revolution Now was arrested in a Lagos hotel by operatives of the Department of State Service on August 3, 2019, for planning to organise a protest, tagged “#RevolutionNow”.

He was subsequently restricted to Abuja as part of the bail conditions granted to him by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.

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