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There are strong indications that the legal teams of the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and that of the Federal Government will return to court this week, about two months ahead of the February 11, 2020 date the Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu-led Federal High Court Abuja had adjourned the case to.

Sunday PUNCH findings revealed that aside from the plan by the Department of State Services to file fresh charges against Sowore, the legal team of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters had concluded plans to take the secret service up in a new legal battle.

A source close to the defence team said the team would meet to file a contempt charge against the DSS and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi.

The legal team, led by Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, according to the source, will meet on Sunday (today) to put finishing touches to their court papers.

It was learnt that the meeting would help them launch a fresh attack as it engages the DSS to enforce the fundamental human rights of the activist.

The source added that the outcome of the meeting would determine the next move of the legal team.

“The legal team (for Sowore) will meet on Sunday (today) to determine the next line of action. Though it is not yet sure what action they will take, but I can assure you that one of the issues that will come up is the possibility of filing contempt charge against the DSS and its director-general.

“We may also ask the court to rescue itself from the jaws of the anti-democratic forces and make sure that its laws are obeyed. The legal team is not leaving anything to chance. I can assure you,” the source said.

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