A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the remand of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and four other activists in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.
Their formal bail applications would be heard on Tuesday, January 5, 2020.
Sowore and the four activists were arraigned on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.The activists, however, denied the charges.
They were earlier arrested for holding a protest against bad governance on New Year’s eve in Abuja and subsequently taken to a police unit infamously known as ‘Abattoir’ in the Lokogoma area of the FCT.
“We have been sent to the infamous Kuje Prison for the next 24 hours while they plot their next moves. But we are very resolute and convinced that this year will be different for the tyrant! #RevolutionNow,” Sowore tweeted on Monday.