Stella Dimoko Seven Count Money Laundering And Conspiracy Charges Slammed On Sowore Omoyele's Head


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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Seven Count Money Laundering And Conspiracy Charges Slammed On Sowore Omoyele's Head

The Federal Government has slammed seven-count money laundering and conspiracy charges against detained activist and convener of the RevolutionNow Protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.

Equally cited as a defendant in the charge marked FHC/ ABJ/CR/235/2019, a copy of which was sighted by Vanguard last night, is one Olawale Adebayo Bakare (aka Mandate)

In the statement of offence that was attached to count-one of the charge, FG alleged that the defendants committed conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, contrary to section 516 of the criminal Code Act Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and punishable under the same section of the Act. 

“That you Omoyele Stephen Sowore, Male Adult of No 1 Mosafejo Street, Kiribo, Ese-Odo LGA, Ondo State, Olawale Adebayo Bakare {aka Mandate} Male, Adult of Olaiya Arca, Oshogbo LGA Osun State and others at large, under the eagis of Coalition for Revolution (CORE), sometimes in August 2019 in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did conspired amongst yourselves to stage a revolution campaign on 5th day of August 2019 tagged #RevolutionNow” aimed at removing the President and Commander –in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during his term of office otherwise known than by constitutional means”. FG further accused Sore of committing “cyberstalking”, contrary to section 24 (1) (b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act. He was charged with legal transfer of funds contrary to section 15(1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and punishable under the same section of the Act. 

FG alleged that Sowore had on April 2, at Lagos and Abuja, transferred by means of swift wire, the sum of $19, 975 from his United Bank of Africa Plc Account No. 3002246104 credited by City Bank, New York City, USA, into Sahara Reporters Media Foundations GTB Account No. 0424048298 with the aim of concealing or disguising the illicit origin of the funds, It alleged that he also transferred $16, 975 from the same UBA Account credited to him by LANDRUM of 7e 146 W 29thStreeet, New York, NY10001, USA, via City Bank Plc, the aim to conceal the illicit origin of the funds.

 The charge, which was endorsed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, was signed by a senior state counsel, Mr. A.M. Alilu. FG has already lined-up six witnesses against the defendants, including bank officials from UBA and GTB.

 The detained activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, in the last general election, has been in custody of the Departemenmt of State Service, DSS, since Agust 2 when he was arrested. The Court had granted DSS leave to detain him for 45 days to enable the agency to conclude its investigations.

 The court gave the agency the leave to apply for extension of the detention order after September 21. DSS had told the court that Sowore got foreign sponsorship to wage war against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. It tendered evidence to prove that Sowore held meetings with both the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN. 


*These are very serious allegations!!!


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    1. Pin wetin.. they used him against Jonathan to spread propaganda everywhere.

      They used him to launder money and he wants to fight them..

      He is the biggest mum ever

  2. Stella which serious allegations? I no just want vex this morning. Wasn't it the same way they labeled it against Kanu but for two solid years was running in circles without starting trial proper. I think the way some Nigerians reason beats my imagination on things like this and calls for concern. Maybe I will just stop stressing myself on Nigerian issues henceforth. So draining I must say.

    1. And when proper trial started nko, we know who jumped bail and never return to defend himself.

      I'm not against Sowore as a person, but I'm against his proposed revolution method. Same way I'm not against Kanu but his modus operandi. Kanu had better chances to do something big with the support of his followers by playing politics during Anambra election. But he botched it. Sowore that joined politics decided to start all the way from presidency- very big mistake. After losing election, he wants to cause revolution. No country in the world would allow such:Russia, China, USA, Korea, India etc.. Na jail straight. Oscar Lopez Rivera of Puerto Rico spent over 30 years in prison when he try am with America

    2. Please, whenever you want to make sensible arguments, do not mention your scum-of-the-earth Kanu who abandoned ship and went to sink somewhere. I BEG YOU!! 🙏

  3. Very serious allegations fa.
    Life imprisonment loading.
    Karma is a bitch Sowo bobo, karma is a bitch.
    Hohoyhoyhoy laughing in Patience Jona's voice

  4. Shuoooo $16k, $19 money wey no reach anything,they are just looking for something to nail him and this does not even make sense,or do they mean $16 Million?crazy people

  5. Is it now they just realised this? Why haven't they charged him all this while. And also, if you have dirty hands you stir yourself away from politics.

  6. So what's the fate of this man?

    Who send am message?

    And to think that he's still under detention..This will be quite depressing for his loved ones.

    Where are all his supporters?
    Why can't they help him?

    Just thinking...

  7. And GEJ was the devil. Kikikiki

  8. Buhari is a coward. Na for Sowore body he dey flex his weak muscles.

  9. Free Sowore. What is $19k to a businessman?. Is this amount up to the cash Ganduje collected?. Buhari is scared of Sowore.

  10. All Tyrants will fall, that I am sure of. It is just a matter of TIME.

  11. I feel no pity for Sowore. He turned his Sahara Reporters to an APC media outlet, simply to bring Jonathan down.
    Some other news outlets did same, but Sowore's own was just too much.

    When Buhari took over,Sahara Reporters became the attack dog of the government. Once you criticize the President, suddenly they will publish how 50 billion was discovered in your bank or how you got a girl pregnant in 1985.

    Look at Pastor Sulaiman and Stephanie Otobo's case. Only Sahara Reporters carried her interviews. When she came out to confess, they refused to air it.
    Is it Dino Melaye and his certificate saga that Sowore carried on his head like gala, while keeping quiet about the President's.

    Once you criticize the government, they send SR for you.

    Now his time has come. He created this monster. He should reap what he has sown

    1. Maybe he was wrong... But two wrongs don't make a right. These allegations are nonsense and the govt only aim is to punish him. #freesowore

    2. Maybe he was wrong... But two wrongs don't make a right. These allegations are nonsense and the govt only aim is to punish him. #freesowore

    3. You’re a liar.
      He was the one that revealed Yaradua’s condition and helped Jonathan become president when the cabals tried to rule. He was the one that exposed Tinubu’s looting, Dieziani’s looting, Buhari’s ilness etc.
      He doesn’t support the two big parties.

  12. Wow!annon 14.14, from ur narrative he looks like he's reaping what he sowed. Truth is, this is not the democracy our fathers fought for. This is not a fair triad at all. Why kidnap and kept him away for so long before levying this accusations against him. His wife cried out and some NGOs protested before they came up with trivial accusations. They must have tortured the man mehn, I sincerely pray God turn that country Nigeria around for god because the tyrants bent on keeping the country backward and empty are much. Kilode?

  13. Why is Nigeria like this ?
    Is it a crime to seek for a better life again, knowing how things work elsewhere ?
    I am glad l pay my tax to a system and country that works and have a heart.

  14. The blackmailer is seeking cheap popularity. Please my Dear president Buhari lock the gate of the prison/detention center where he's and put the key inside Nembe Ocean,River Niger or Benue

    He only uses his Sahara reporter to blackmail prominent Nigerians if you doubt me go check his reports/news.

    Many Nigerians have short memories so if he's released they will vote for him in 2024.

    The most Complex


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