Sowore’s Treason Trial Starts Afresh As Judge Abandons Case

The trial involving the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare has suffered a setback at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The presiding Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, has been transferred to Calabar and has informed the Chief Justice, Justice Tsoho, that although she would continue with other cases, she would no longer preside over Sowore’s case.

This implies that the case will have to start afresh for the second time.

This is just as two other judges have refused to take up Sowore’s case due to its ‘sensitive nature.’

Following Justice Ojukwu’s transfer to Calabar, it was learnt that she was given the option of continuing some other cases. A court official said the judge picked a few cases and returned some others to the CJ including Sowore’s case.

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