The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, until March 11, 12 and 13, 2020 due to lack of video evidence by the prosecution team. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the ruling on Thursday, February 13. Sowore and Bakare are standing trial in a case brought against them by the Nigerian Government bothering on attempting to bring down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari through revolution.
Earlier Justice Ojukwu had struck out the previous seven-count charge filed against them after it was substituted by the prosecution with a new charge
The prosecution accused them of planning a protest tagged #RevolutionNow aimed at toppling the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari. The amendment of the charges reduced the original seven counts to two. Charges of money laundering and cyberstalking Buhari by abusing him contained in the old charges have been removed in the newly filed charges. Both Sowore and Bakare again pleaded not guilty to the two counts of conspiracy and treasonable felony.
Recall that the court in a sitting on Wednesday, ruled that FG would pay the sum of N200,000 to the two defendants for delaying the trial.