“Revolution Now” convener Omoyele Sowore has denied claims by the Department of State Services (DSS) that he met and plotted with “foreign collaborators” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries, to overthrow the Muhammadu-Buhari-led government of Nigeria.
Sowore also denied DSS allegation that he received “millions of dollars” from the said collaborators to sponsor widespread attacks on Nigeria with a view to toppling the government.
The Sahara Reporters publisher and African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate said he had never visited the UAE.
To back his claims, Sowore said he provided his local and foreign banking details to the DSS.
Sowore also said he never planned a coup as claimed by the DSS, but only mobilised Nigerians “to address the crises of corruption, maladministration, mismanagement of the economy and insecurity”.
The activist, who has been in the DSS custody since August 2, made the rebuttals in a “further affidavit” filed on Tuesday before the Federal High Court in Abuja in support of his motion challenging the order for his detention which the court issued at the instance of the DSS on August 8.
The affidavit was deposed to on his behalf by one of his lawyers, Mr Marshall Abubakar.