The trial of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore and four others standing trial for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly and inciting public disturbance has been fixed for March 2, 2021.
Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello fixed the date on Friday following an application for adjournment by the prosecutor, Edosa Samuel at the Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja.
The prosecutor stated that just took over the case, hence, he needs time to study the case file in order for him to put his house in order.
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Marshal Abubakar, lawyer for the defendants, however, objected to the prosecutor’s application for adjournment.
Abubakar urged the court to strike out the suit or in the alternative, order accelerated hearing.
After listening to both parties, Chief Magistrate Segun-Bello ordered the prosecutor to serve the defendants with the proof of evidence within seven days as she fixed March 2 for the commencement of trial.