Former presidential candidate and publisher, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has given reason why he won’t be available at his younger brother’s burial on Thursday, 9 September.
Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the former presidential candidate, was killed by Gunmen on Saturday, at Okada, Benin-City, and is due for burial on Thursday, in his hometown, Kiribo, Ondo State.
While expressing his show of love and thanking Nigerians, Omoyele in statement posted on his Facebook page on Monday, said he won’t be attending the burial due to the court order which restricted him to Abuja the nation’s capital.
Read full statement below:
“Thank you all for reaching out with great love and kind words of consolation, support and solidarity over the tragic but still unexplained death of my dearest brother, Felix Olajide Sowore.
“I send load of gratitude and love to all on behalf of of my entire family.
We should report to the public that despite the noise from Nigerian govt officials promising to “apprehend” my brother’s killers, we are not aware any security agency/ies carrying out rescue operations to free those purportedly abducted or investigating the identity of Jide’s murderers.
It is not as though we expect anything from the failed Nigerian system that took our brother’s life, I feel that I owe you all an update on these matters.
My dearest brother and childhood friend, Olajide Sowore will be buried on Thursday 9th of September 2021 at our hometown, Kiribo in Ese-Odo local government area of ondo state start from 10 AM.
I won’t be able to attend because the despicable Muhammadu Buhari regime has since December 2019 restricted me by a court order issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu to Abuja.”, he posted.