A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again adjourned a case of defamation and cyberstalking suit filed by a former lawmaker, Ned Nwoko against the human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore and his online platform, SaharaReporters to June 2, 2022.

The case which was scheduled for arraignment before Justice Emeka Nwite on Monday, May 25 could not hold when the court registrar told the lawyers that the court would not be sitting and that the judge was just resuming from Easter break.

The court, therefore, asked the lawyers to pick another date and the matter was subsequently adjourned to June 2.

 

 

 

Sowore's lawyer, Barr. Tope Temokun, who spoke to SaharaReporters, said they were ready for the trial anytime, adding that the adjournment was like postponement of an evil day for the lawmaker.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Sowore's supporters thronged the court in solidarity with the activist as they displayed his campaign posters on the court premises.

 

 

 

Sowore was arrested by the police on February 24 at the gate of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, where he had gone for a case involving his party, the African Action Congress (AAC), following a petition by the lawmaker accusing Sowore of defamation.

 

This followed publications against him in SaharaReporters, an online newspaper.

 

Sowore was subsequently taken to the office of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), popularly known as ‘abattoir’, where he was detained for some time and later released.

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