JUDGE WITHDRAWS FROM SOWORE’S SUIT
Written by thereachfm on December 24, 2019
Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja has withdrawn from the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by the ‘RevolutionNow’ protests convener, Omoyele Sowore, seeking an order for his release from custody of the Department of State Service.
Justice Mohammed ruled today that he could not hear Sowore’s case filed on December 10 as it is the fair, just and proper thing to do in view of the previous publications by Sowore’s medium, Sahara Reporters, accusing him of taking bribe in a case to influence the outcome
Mohammed said the situation put him in a situation whereby if he ruled in favour of Sowore, it could be perceived as having been blackmailed by Sowore to so rule, and that in the event that he ruled against the activist, he could be perceived as being vengeful.