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The Federal Government has withdrawn the charge it filed against rights activist, Omoyele Sowore and Adebayo Olawale aka Mandate.

The withdrawal of the charge followed a notice of discontinuance filed at the Federal High Court Abuja, where Sowore and his co defendant are being prosecuted.

The Notice of Discontinuance, dated February 15, 2023, was signed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN.

“By virtue of the power conferred on me under Section 174 (1) (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, Section 107 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I, Lateef Fagbemi SAN, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice tend to discontinue Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019, between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Omoyele Sowore, Adebayo Olawale aka Mandate.

Meanwhile, an Abuja based legal practitioner, Pelumi Olajengbesi Esq, has commended the decision of the AGF to discontinue the trial of Omoyele Sowore in court, where he was charged by the Government Republic of Nigeria for alleged staging a revolution.

Olajengbesi said the decision reflects a commitment to upholding the principles of justice and fairness within the country’s legal system.

“By discontinuing the trial, the Attorney General has demonstrated a willingness to review cases objectively and prioritize the protection of citizens’ rights.”

In a statement on Thursday, Olajengbesi said the action Prince Fagbemi has reinforced the importance of safeguarding freedom of expression and ensuring that individuals are not unduly persecuted for exercising their rights.

“I applaud the Attorney General for his discernment and for taking proactive steps to promote a legal environment that respects fundamental human rights.”

“This decision sets a positive precedent for the administration of justice in Nigeria and reaffirms the government’s dedication to upholding the rule of law.”

“As advocates for justice and equality, I stand in support of such principled actions and urge continued adherence to the principles of fairness and accountability within our legal system” Olajengbesi stated.



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