If Sowore is charged, Buhari will be the first witness in court – Falana reveals.
Yesterday, Femi Falana sent strong warnings to President Buhari that if the Department of state service arraigns the publisher of Sahara reporter to court, Buhari will be the first witness to be called upon.
Revealing this in a statement at an event organized by the Chartered Institute Of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
He said the Nigerian President made the same “revolution” call in 2011.
I do hope that the government will not be stupid to charge Sowore. In fairness to them (DSS), they gave him a telephone to phone me. Of course, I knew they were monitoring the phone, and I told him I hope they won’t charge you, because if they do, some of the people in government will be our witnesses,” he said.
“You know why? One of them, I won’t mention his name.
In 2011, he asked Nigerians to learn from the Egyptian revolution and be ready for a revolution in Nigeria.
So, he will be my first witness.
“The late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and four other people were charged with a treasonable felony by the Ibrahim Babangida junta.
I was one of them. We were detained in Kuje prison for two months.
We were taken to court, and what was the offense? I think we went beyond Sowore.
We posted thousands of posters across the country that Babangida must go. That was the treasonable felony,” he said.