Rights activist and ex-presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the Nigerian government of plotting to detain him over his report on the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, testing positive for COVID-19.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, Mr Sowore said his lawyers had informed him of a delegation sent to the Federal High Court in Abuja to obtain a detention order.
The story of Mr Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff testing positive for the pandemic coronavirus, was first reported on Monday. Mr Sowore, in his post, said there were indications that the federal government is planning to secure a court order against him by using the Nigerian military his Abuja residence.
On Monday, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Mohammed had ordered the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of COVID-19.
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