Sowore: Court Adjourns Sowore's Trial Till 11 March.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has adjourned till March 11, 2020, the trial of Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, owing to the failure of the Prosecution to serve the defence with copies of Video CDs it intended to rely on.
Both defendants were Thursday re-arraigned on amended charges of treasonable felony and conspiracy.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who noted that she had long issued the order for the service of the materials on the defendants, however, granted the prosecution’s request for two weeks to compile the materials and have them served to the defence.
The prosecuting counsel from the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Aminu Alilu, said the Attorney-General of the Federation which recently took over the case from the Department of State Services was not aware of the court’s order for the service of the materials on the defence.
He assured the court that the prosecution was much ready for the case and would present its witnesses within four days.