There was drama as Justice Ijeoma of Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fined Federal Government the sum of N200,000 for seeking adjourment on trial of SaharaReporters Publisher and convener of Revolution Now Protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Justice Ijeoma ordered that the sum of N200,000 fine be paid to the defendant before the next proceeding or the trial be put to a stop.
Prosecuting Counsel, Mr. Kayode Alilu, from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation had seek for adjourment on Sowore’s trial after he had failed to present necessary evidence against the defendant as ordered by the court.
Alilu explained to the court that the amendment of the charges followed the taking over of the case from the Department of State Services in December.
He asked for an adjournment to effect the service on the defence.
Defence lawyer, Mr. Olayinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN), contended that the prosecution were not prepared for trial and urged the court to strike out the charges.
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