Ned Nwoko: Sowore Slammed with Three Count Charge
Publisher of popular news outfit Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has reportedly been dragged before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja
Sowore and his media outfit Sahara Reporters was charged on three counts, Conspiracy “when you and two others (now at large) conspired with intent to cause annoyance, enmity, hatred and menace to the character of one Hon. Ned Nwoko conspired amongst yourselves to publish several fake publications about him, an act done pursuant to your agreement”;
He is also charged with cyberstalking “ that you Omoyele Sowore and Sahara Reporters on or about 15th December 2021, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court did commit an illegal act to wit: Cyberstalking when you knowingly and intentionally made false publications against one Hon. Ned Nwoko with intent to cause annoyance, enmity, hatred and menace to the character by accusing him of Scamming African Monarchs and Leaders with white elephant Projects through fictitious and giant projects he lured them to invest in” It read in part.
The court is also trying him for using his Twitter account to refer Hon. Ned Nwoko “as a criminal in the following words Released from Nigeria Police Force idiotic arrest and detention, They claimed I defamed a criminal, Ned Nwoko, Useless people “
Recall that on the 24th of February,2022, Sowore was arrested by men of the Nigeria Police over accusations of defamation and libel viz a report originating from Ned Nwoko’s lawyers.
It is also worthy to note here that Mr. Sowore has been embroiled in a series of defamation issues with highly placed individuals including the Benue state governor in which his appeal to strike out the matter was recently denied.