The Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of the convener of the Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore, and four others to the 2nd of March 2021.
The Magistrate, Binta Segun-Bello gave this ruling after the prosecutor, Edosa Samuel, predicated his application on the ground that he has just taken over the case on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution and needed time to put his house in order.
Lawyer to the defendants, Marshal Abubakar, however, objected to the prosecutor’s application for adjournment as he urged the court to strike out the suit or in the alternative, order accelerated hearing.
After listening to arguments for and against the adjournment, Chief Magistrate Segun-Bello ordered the prosecutor to serve the defendants with the proof of evidence within seven days and fixed the second of March, 2021 for the commencement of trial.
Sowore and the four others were arrested in the early hours of January 1, 2021, for allegedly inciting the public against the Federal Government in what is described as an unlawful assembly.