Renowned activist and leader of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore and five other activists have appeared at the Magistrate court, Zone 2 in Abuja for their bail application hearing.
Nigerians on Twitter are currently raging and are asking why Sowore and the others were handcuffed like ‘common criminals’ just because they protested.
Recall that PinaxOnline.com earlier reported that Sowore and the others are in detention after they were arrested on New Year’s Eve during the #RevolutionNOW crossover procession. They appeared in court today Tuesday, January 5 and they were transported in a ‘Black Maria’ and Sowore was in handcuffs.
Some reactions from Nigerians reads;
“Look at how Buhari is parading Sowore in handcuffs like a common criminal. His crime -PROTESTING. They pamper terrorists. Buhari is really a motherfucker.”
“Sowore played a crucial role to bring Buhari’s government into power in 2015. Instead of rewarding him with a ministerial appointment, he is been paraded in handcuff like a criminal. Same Sowore who stood behind MKO Abiola 28years ago 😥. Heartbreaking.”
“Sowore and Gudu five arrives court in HANDCUFFS 😳 we are not criminals for crying out loud….This is total nonsense😏 “
“This is nonsense. They didn’t steal public funds. They didn’t kill. Why will they be handcuffed?”
“Sowore, Juwon, Damilare & 2 others handcuffed: Killer Boko Haram get the best of treatment while citizen demanding good governance with the voice and placards are treated like criminals even without judgement. #FreeSowore #FreeJuwon #FreeDamilare #RevolutionNow”
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