The appeal court in Abuja has refused hearing of the bail variation suit filled by Nigerian Human Right Activist Omoyele Sowore.
The court had on June 3, 2020 fixed July 8 fot the adoption of the brief by the parties in the case.
But upon arrival at the court for the case, the court officials told Sowore’s lawyer, Marshal Abubakar, that the case was not listed and that the court would not be able to hear the case.
The court officials said the only case it will entertain are election petition related cases.
While conversing with journalists, Abubakar expressed displeasure over the development and wondered how the court would choose to treat political matters over human right abuse.
He maintained that Sowore was still being detained since he had been confined to Abuja since he was granted bail.
“My Lord in an open court adjourned the matter till today but getting to court we were informed by the court officials that my Lord will not be able to take our case.
“Mr Sowore has been confined to what we call Abuja prison. The trial court, Federal High Court has clearly said that Sowore cannot leave Abuja until the matter is decided.”
“He has been stopped from work. He is a journalist and civil rights activist who has spent over two decades of his life to fight for the enthroment of democracy in the country and fundamental rights of Nigerians,” he added.
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