A Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Omoyele Sowore and four others to be remanded in the Kuje correctional centre pending the hearing and determination of their formal bail application.
TVC News had reported that Sowore and other activists were arraigned on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others.
The activists, however, denied the charges.
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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.
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Sowore had earlier described his detention as “cruel”, noting that he would be “undaunted until full liberation is attained”.
“We are currently at the Magistrate court n Wuse Zone 2 with a broken nose. Police want us sent to prison after five days in cruel detention.
“Just rest assured we are solid and undaunted until full liberation is attained! # RevolutionNow,” he said.