Court fixes date for Sowore, Bakare’s trial

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 11 for the trial of the convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

The duo were re-arraigned on Thursday on amended two-count charges of treasonable felony.

The trial could not proceed as scheduled on the basis that the prosecution had yet to serve the defence copies of the electronic video CDs it intended to rely on.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who noted that she had long issued the order for the service of the materials on the defendants, however, acceded to the prosecution’s request for two weeks to compile the materials and have them served to the defence.

A prosecutor from the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Aminu Alilu, told the court that the AGF was not aware of the court’s order for the service of the materials on the defence.

The AGF last December took over the case from the Department of State Services (DSS).

Mr Alilu assured that the prosecution was ready for the case and would present its witnesses within four days.

The case was adjourned till March 11 to 13 for trial.

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