The publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore has claimed that the Federal Government is making plans to re-arrest him for exposing the Coronavirus test result of Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a message posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, Sowore said the government is planning to use the Nigerian Army to allegedly arrest him at his Abuja residence.
According to him, his lawyers had informed him of a delegation sent to the Federal High Court in Abuja to obtain a detention order.
“Folks, it is important to inform you that we are facing some unusual circumstances, and the days ahead might be very tense and difficult, but we will conquer,” he wrote.
“Following the revelation by SaharaReporters that the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, contracted Corona Virus and subsequent revelations about the criminal conducts/negligence that has brought Nigeria to the nadir of this global pandemic
“The Buhari regime today sent some high powered delegation to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of NIGERIA to help procure a judge to grant a detention order against me.
“The courts are reportedly on break due to COVID-19 pandemic. This was leaked to our lawyers a few minutes ago. They plan this time is to use the Nigerian Army for the sinister plot.
“The plan is to obtain a court order and then send soldiers to shoot up my residence in Abuja by claiming that I resisted arrest with armed colleagues, if I am arrested alive they would take me to an Army Barracks in Abuja to be tortured and /or infected with COVID-19.
“I am not raising the alarm to scare anyone, it is to inform our compatriots that we should brace for difficult days ahead. However, rest assured that we are in high spirits and are totally convinced that we may be turning a historic corner in the face of brutal repression. I am urging all to stand firm, unbowed and unbroken.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Sowore was in detention for a few months after he was arrested for planning the #RevolutionNow protest, which the government said was aimed at overthrowing the administration of President Buhari.